SgurrEnergy supports 115MW Chilean PV plant to financial close

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has supported the 115MW Santiago Solar PV plant in Chile to financial close.

The leading renewable and grid integration consultancy was appointed by Santiago Solar S.A. to undertake technical due diligence during the financing period at the site which is located in Til-Til, Santiago.

SgurrEnergy’s scope of work included site assessment, project schedule review, equipment and technical design reviews, independent solar resource assessment and energy yield prediction.

The team of engineers and consultants also undertook a review of grid connection arrangements, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance contracts, technical inputs to the financial models and provided ad-hoc support to the project lenders before moving on to the construction monitoring phase of the project

Vincent Burgmeier, consultant at SgurrEnergy, said: “SgurrEnergy is delighted to have supported the Santiago Solar PV project to financial close. This is one of a number of key projects being delivered in Chile and we’re looking forward to supporting the project through the construction phase, on its road to operation.”

The Santiago Solar PV plant which is owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles (50%) and Andes Mining and Energy (50%) will be constructed throughout 2017 and is estimated to commence operation at the end of the year.