Acciona Windpower recently completed a turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy, developer of the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, which will be purchased by IKEA Group. The agreement includes the supply of 55 Acciona Windpower AW125/3000 turbines and a 20-year full service warranty.
The Cameron Wind farm is located in South Texas, near the City of Brownsville, and marks the first installation of AW125/3000 turbines in the U.S. Each turbine installed at the Cameron Wind farm will have a 125-m rotor diameter and 3-MW generator mounted on an 87.5-m steel tower, a configuration that will deliver maximum energy production for the site.
Acciona plans to begin turbine deliveries in mid-2015, and the project is expected to reach commercial operation in late 2015. When completed, the wind farm will produce clean energy equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of 59,000 U.S. homes and will be a key part of IKEA’s commitment to produce by 2020 as much renewable energy as the company consumes globally. It will be the single largest renewable energy investment made by the IKEA Group globally to date.
“The Texas gulf coast has a very unique wind resource, and Cameron Wind will harness this power to provide clean, homegrown, affordable energy to the residents of South Texas,” says Mark Goodwin, Apex president.
The Cameron Wind project expands the track record for the AW3000 platform to 465 MW in the U.S. and to over 2,000 MW globally.
Apex Clean Energy
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