Spanish firm ACCIONA has been selected by Mexican energy company Zuma Energía to build a new 424MW wind farm in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
To be developed with an investment of around €510m, the Reynosa wind farm will be the largest of its kind in Mexico.
As part of the new agreement, ACCIONA will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and testing services at the Reynosa wind farm.
The company will also build the foundations for 123 wind generators, each with a capacity of 3.45MW-3.6MW, on the 120m towers in addition to roads and accesses.
ACCIONA will also install a medium voltage network for the entire wind farm, the 400kV high voltage network with three substations and 40km long double-circuit lines.
Zuma Energía CEO Adria´n Katzew said: “This is a major achievement for Zuma: in just three years it has established a pipeline of 800MW, secured funding for its largest project and positioned itself as the leading Mexican company in the country's renewable energy industry.
“This is also solid evidence of the transformation of Mexico's energy industry, where renewable energy is growing in importance in both economic and environmental terms.”
When completed, the Reynosa wind farm will supply sufficient clean sustainable energy to meet the demands of nearly one million people and prevent the annual emission of 739,000t of CO2.
With the latest agreement, ACCIONA seeks to boost its position in the Mexican renewable energy industry.
So far, the company has installed 556MW of capacity in Mexico.
Image: Ventika wind power complex, built by ACCIONA for third parties in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Photo: courtesy of ACCIONA.