Mainstream RP Chile praises Energy Pavilion at Exponor 2019: "It is a clear demonstration that the Region is becoming a leader in the use of renewables"
The pavilion aims to offer more business opportunities for power generation companies and suppliers to the energy industry. The new Energy Pavilion at Exponor 2019 has been received with an enthusiastic welcome. This business platform aims to strengthen the growing energy industry which, in the Region of Antofagasta alone, boasts a project portfolio worth US$ 34 billion over the next five years. The new Energy Pavilion, which will also work with the Regional Ministerial Secretary for Energy for the Region of Antofagasta and the Integrated Territorial Program for the Energy Industry within this new space, makes Exponor 2019 the first mining show to open up to the energy sector, complementing the range of business opportunities on offer for two of the country's most important industries. With this in mind, Manuel Tagle, general manager of Mainstream Renewable Power Chile, an Irish renewable power generation firm that has already confirmed its participation as part of the new pavilion, highlighted the importance of the Energy Pavilion as "a clear demonstration that the Region is becoming a leader in the use of renewables, as one of the areas with the highest solar radiation in the world and abundant wind resources". Similarly, Tagle praised the opportunity that the Energy Pavilion provides to bring key actors from the sector together in the same space. "It means having the chance to rub shoulders with important domestic and international exhibitors and interact with a range of actors linked to the energy sector. The Region of Antofagasta has huge potential for the use of clean energy, so we hope that our participation will help to boost the use and development of this type of energy in the Region, which will help to clean up Chile's power supply". With regards to the company's presence, Mainstream RP Chile revealed that it will present four wind projects in the Region of Antofagasta: Cerro Tigre, Tchamma and Ckani, which have already received an Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA), as well as Llanos del Viento which is undergoing qualification. In addition, there is Pampa, a solar photovoltaic project that is in the process of environmental qualification. "We hope that through our projects we will be able to showcase the benefits of the renewable energies that predominate in the region, both wind and solar, and their influence on the sustainable development of the communities in which they are based", concluded the top executive of Mainstream RP Chile. The 2019 edition of Exponor, which will take place from May 27th to 30th with China as gest nation, has the support of relevant actors in the sector such as Albemarle, Antofagasta Minerals, Codelco, Lomas Bayas, Minera Escondida, SQM, Yamana Gold and the Supplier Qualification System (SICEP). Its sponsors are: the Mining Council, Sonami, Sofofa, Aprimin, the Government of Chile, the Ministry of Mining, the Ministry for the Economy, Development and Tourism, Pro Chile and the Regional Government of Antofagasta. Its press partners are Minería Chilena, Radio Bío Bío and Reporte Minero. At the 2017 edition of Exponor, business worth 800 million dollars annually was projected and a thousand exhibitors from 30 countries took part. Similarly, 40 thousand visits were recorded, 1,292 face-to-face meetings took place with 98 executives from 16 mining companies, along with 7 site visits, 120 technical talks, 3 after-office networking sessions and 3 seminars with the participation of 950 people. Prior to the event, over 300 innovations and technologies were presented.