Spanish giant Gamesa has won a turnkey construction order from developers Mexico Power Group and First Reserve for La Bufa wind farm in central Mexico.
Situated in the state of Zacatecas, the power plant will be equipped with 65 of Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW turbine models.
Under the agreement, the firm will be delivering all infrastructure required for installation of the turbines at the facility and their operations.
Delivery of the turbines is expected to be finished in 2016, following which those are to be commissioned.
Gamesa will also be responsible for the related long-term operation and maintenance at the power plant.
Energy output from the project will be delivered to Volkswagen’s facilities in the Mexican cities of Puebla and Silao.
Additionally, Gamesa has secured local-content certification for its G114-2.0MW turbines, and its 2.1MW version in Brazil from the National Bank for Economic and Social Development BNDES.
The certification indicates compliance of the equipment with the FINAME code, which specifies a series of local manufacturing requirements for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) operating in the country.
The BNDES approval qualifies Gamesa for access to the development bank’s credit lines.
Vestas has also secured BNDES local content accreditation recently for its V110-2.0 MW wind turbine platforms.
Image: Gamesa G114-2.0 prototype. Photo: courtesy of Gamesa.