Vestas expands its presence in the Mexican market with a 99-MW order for two wind power farms. The order from Isolux de Mexico S.A. is to supply 30 units of the V112-3.3 MW wind turbine for La Mesa (49.5 MW) and Ciudad Victoria (49.5 MW) wind farms, which will be located in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
The contract includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year full-scope Vestas Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement. Wind turbine delivery is expected during the fourth quarter of 2015, and commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2016.
This is the second order that Vestas will sign in Tamaulipas this month, following the Tres Mesas project announcement on May 8 (149 MW), and thereby adding 248 MW of wind energy to the northeastern state’s electricity grid. Upon completion, La Mesa and Ciudad Victoria are expected to produce about 367,000 MWh annually, which corresponds to the residential electricity consumption of approximately 760,000 people in Mexico.
The V112-3.3 MW wind turbine is a variant of Vestas’ 3-MW platform aimed at improving energy production on medium-sized wind sites.
“Only a few weeks ago, we received a 149-MW order for the Tres Mesas wind project, also to be located in Tamaulipas. With this new wind farm, Vestas strengthens its position in the Mexican market and confirms its commitment to developing the wind energy sector in this country,” says Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean.
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