The Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina), signed the contract that initiates the first construction phase of Los Cocos, the first wind energy park of the Dominican Republic. The company contracted for these purposes, the services of Cobra Energía, a Spanish firm with a +60yr trajectory of experience in the Energy Sector, and specialists in wind energy. It is expected that field work will begin this month in the municipality of Juancho, in the province of Pedernales.
Tito Sanjurgo, General Manager for EGE Haina and Chief Executive for the Punta Cana-Macao Energy Consortium, signed the document on behalf of these companies, alongside Antonio Gómez Zamora, director-general for Cobra Energía.
The wind parks Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera will have a power generation capacity of 33.45MW, which will generate energy equivalent to the amount consumed by a population of approximately 67,000 inhabitants. Initially, the park will feature aerial generators in two sizes: 5 units of 1.65MW power capacity, and 14 units of 1.8MW capacity each.
Sanjurjo also explained that “after seven years of wind studies, noise and environmental impact, among other, the Juancho community meets all the optimum conditions for the construction of this wind park”. He stated that for these wind studies, 4 anemometric towers were built, 3 of 30Mt height and 1 of 180Mts.
Sanjurjo also mentioned that the company hired for construction development features vast experience. He mentioned Cobra Energía is warranty of quality and efficiency for the work. In the wind energy field, it is responsible for developing around 40 wind parks with an installed power capacity of about 1,260MW, 8 parks undergoing construction with a power capacity of 294MW, and another 35 parks undergoing development or promotion with a total power capacity of 1468MW. Their experience in the construction and exploitation of wind parks makes them one the leading companies in the wind sector in Spain, with almost 5% of the total power installed in this country.
33.45 Megawatts; that will be the power capacity installed in the wind parks of Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera, to be built by Ege Haina.
67 thousand inhabitants; is the amount of beneficiaries that will receive the energy generated by these parks.
About EGE Haina:
EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.