Goldwind to supply turbines to ‘largest wind farm in Central America’

Goldwind USA, a subsidiary of China’s Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, is to supply 86 of its 2.5 MW turbines to InterEnergy Holdings for its Penonome wind project in Panama.

BNamericas reports that as part of the deal Goldwind USA will be also oversee the long-term maintenance of the wind turbines.

The InterEnergy contract is said to be Goldwind's “biggest international sale” to-date.

Reuters reports the latest deal is for the second stage of the project at Penonome, which is being developed by Union Eolica Panamena, a subsidiary of Spain's Union Eolica Espanola.

The first phase consisted of 22 Goldwind turbines providing 55 MW of energy. UEP confirmed it had spent $137m on the first phase.

InterEnergy Chief Executive Rolando Gonzalez Bunster told Reuters that of the 215 MW to be generated by the new turbines, 165 MW will be contracted to three utilities and 50 MW will be sold on the market.

The second phase will be completed by April 2015, and according to Gonzalez Bunster, making Penonome the largest wind farm in Central America.

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