EGE HAINA and the Spanish company Cobra Energy underwrote an agreement for the construction of phase 2 of the Los Cocos Wind Park, located in Enriquillo, Barahona.
The signing of the agreement was headed by Tito Sanjurjo, EGEHAINA GM, and Antonio Gómez Zamora, managing director for Cobra Energy, company specialized in wind and thermo solar energy, which was responsible for developing the first stage of the park.
The Los Cocos Wind Park, inaugurated in October 2011, currently features 14 aerial generators and a totally set up capacity of 25MW. For this second phase, its capacity will be tripled, featuring the installation of 26 additional turbo jets of the Gamesa brand, which will generate an additional 52MW.
With this expansion, estimated for completion by December 2012, Los Cocos will feature a total of 40 aerial generators, which will produce 77MW of clean energy, capable of lighting some 150,000 homes.
Once the construction of this second phase finalizes, Los Cocos will save the nation importing costs equal to 500,000 barrels of crude oil per year, and will avoid CO2 emissions equal to 200,000 tons.
The Los Cocos Wind Park is located in Juancho, Pedernales. With its expansion, it will extend to Enriquillo, Barahona.
The expansion of Los Cocos, once again reaffirms the commitment on behalf of our investors and of the Dominican authorities to continue advancing in generating clean energies inland. We are highly pleased that this expansion will take place during 2012, which has been declared by the UN as “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”, said Tito Sanjurjo.
Together with the Quilvio Cabrera Wind Park, located in Juancho, Pedernales, Los Cocos is the first wind energy park of the Dominican Republic.
At the signing act, were present also Mr. Edgar Pichardo, CEO of EGEHAINA; Alfonso Rodríguez, Director for Project Development of Cobra Energy for the D.R; José Rodríguez, Director of Development for EGEHAINA, and César Santos, Business Development manager for EGEHAINA.
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.