Engie Energia planning to invest $424m in 353.4-MW wind project

Engie Energia Chile SA has submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project to build the 353.4-MW Lomas de Taltal wind farm and related connection infrastructure in Chile. The EIS shows that the company is prepared to invest $424 million in the project. The EIS has been accepted for evaluation. The wind farm will be located in the commune of Taltal, in Chile’s northern region of Antofagasta. It will be formed by 57 wind turbines of up to 6.2 MW of unit capacity.

Oracle’s Chile Cloud Region opens

Last week saw the opening of the Chile Cloud Region, computer technology corporation Oracle’s 29th cloud region worldwide. Latin American customers and partners will now have regional access to many of Oracle’s cloud services. The services include Oracle Autonomous Database, Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware solution, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud Applications services.

Chile getting closer to developing its own cherry varieties

The INIA-Biofrutales Cherry Genetic Improvement Programme is getting closer to obtaining the first cherry varieties that are 100% developed in Chile. The programme currently has 16 candidate selections to become new varieties. The most outstanding variety so far is a bicolor variety of the Rainier typology but firmer, with a good postharvest and less cold requirement. This would allow the fruit to be produced in areas futher north, such as Valparaiso and Coquimbo, and could strengthen the offer of this varietal group in the Chinese market.

Chilean Cherries promoted for the first time in India

ProChile, the Chilean Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters' Association (ASOEX), has launched the very first generic promotion campaign in India to introduce their fruit to Indian consumers. ProChile is working with the Chilean Embassy in India and the office of the Chilean Trade Commission. Juan Angulo M, Ambassador of Chile to India, inaugurated a promotion campaign at Foodhall, Chanakyapuri. The retailer showed an attractive display of Chilean Cherries and reported good sales.