Acciona to supply 129MW Mexico wind farm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spanish firm Acciona will supply 43 3MW turbines for a wind farm in Mexico to be built by an unspecified developer.

The contract brings Acciona's turbine sales in Mexico to 988.5MW, of which 38% correspond to its 3MW turbine. The firm will deploy its 125m-diameter AW125/3000 model for the project, mounted on steel towers, the Madrid-based firm said in a press release.

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"We're very pleased to continue increasing our order portfolio in Mexico with new customers, and this confirms the growing interest of the wind power sector in our AW 3000 turbine," Acciona Windpower CEO José Luis Blanco said.

The company is also currently supplying turbines totaling 252MW for two wind farms in Nuevo León state and a 49.5MW facility in Oaxaca, which will be the company's fifth in the southwestern state.

The new contract brings the company's order book to a total 6,525MW.

In March, Acciona opened its first concrete wind turbine tower production plant in Mexico's Nuevo León state, which will produce concrete tower segments, initially for the US$640mn Ventika I and II farms, being built by Acciona in Nuevo León for a consortium comprising Fisterra Energ, Cemex and other investors.

Acciona owns and operates 557MW of wind power generation capacity in Mexico, more than 23% of the country's total installed wind capacity.

BNamericas will host its 3rd Mexico Oil & Gas Summit on April 15-16, and its 3rd Mexico Electric Power Summit on May 13-14, both in Mexico City.