Wind power project awarded to Vestas

Vestas said it has received a 396 MW order in Mexico for the Mareña Renovables project. Once built, Vestas said it will be the largest wind energy project in Latin America.

The order consists of 132 of the V90-3.0 MW turbine. The Mareña Renovables project will be in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south-eastern region of the State of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.

The order has been placed by Mareña Renovables, which is owned by a consortium comprising of Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, Mitsubishi Corp., and PGGM, a Dutch pension fund service provider.

Vestas will provide the entire range of services to build the wind farm, including civil and electrical works, supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system, as well as a 10-year service and maintenance agreement including the Active Output Management package AOM 5000.

The project’s power generation will be bought by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, an operating company of Heineken N.V., and subsidiaries of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) under 20-year power purchase agreements.

Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2012.

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