September 5, 2016 / 7:20 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Chinese power company in deal to build Argentina's largest solar farm

BEIJING, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Power Construction Corp of China says:

* subsidiary Shanghai Electric Power Construction Co has signed a contract with a local energy company to build the first stage of a 600 megawatt solar project in Argentina’s Jujuy province

* When complete, the project will be the largest photovoltaic farm in Argentina

* The first phase will be for 300 megawatts

* The solar farm will use 1,200 acres of land

* The news comes after report in April that Argentinas UTE Jemsa-IGA Energia y Construcciones and Shanghai Electric had penned an agreement with the provincial government to explore the project (Reporting by Meng Meng and Beijing Monitoring Desk)

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