It will have 72 megawatts of power, which will replace 65% of the electricity that Ternium Argentina currently acquires from external providers in the national interconnected system.
Work began on Ternium's first major renewable energy project. The wind turbines will be distributed in a 1,517-hectare property in Olavarría, Buenos Aires Province, and each one will have a power of 4.5 MW.
Gastón Rodriguez Araya, Engineering Senior Director, states: "This park will be integrated into the energy matrix, allowing the reduction of energy purchase from the public network, of which approximately 60% is produced from hydrocarbons. In this way, we will avoid emitting 93,000 tons of CO2 per year and will allow us to continue advancing with our decarbonization plan".
And he adds: "The management of the park will be mixed. It will have its staff on site for daily management, and the firm Vestas, supplier of the aeros, will be in charge of maintaining the equipment. The supervision and operation of the park will be done remotely from the Energy Control Center located in the Thermal Power Station of the General Savio Plant".
With an investment of 160 million dollars, this project is part of the decarbonization plan announced in 2021, whose initiatives seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% by 2030. The wind farm is expected to be operational in the second part of 2024.