Siemens Gamesa to provide 36 turbines for Fuerza’s new windfarm in Mexico
Siemens Gamesa has signed a deal with Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín to supply and install 36 G114-2.1MW wind turbines, as well as provide operation and maintenance services for five years.
The turbines will be installed on Fuerza’s new windfarm development in Tizimín, which will be able to generate 76MW.
Turbine delivery is planned to be completed before the end of 2017, while commissioning is scheduled to take place next year.
Siemens Gamesa will use a new technique for building the turbine foundations that can only be deployed when a windfarm meets certain conditions. The technique is capable of increasing productivity by raising the height of the hub by up to 5m.
The solution also helps reduce the overall energy expenses of a facility and enables customised design blueprints in accordance with the terrain.
Siemens Gamesa has installed a total of 1,250 wind turbines in Mexico.
In 2015, the country passed a reform to produce 35% of the its electricity from renewable sources by 2024. To meet its goal, Mexico is estimated to install around 1GW of wind capacity per annum over the coming years.