Vestas to supply turbines for 306MW wind park in Mexico

4 June 2018 (Last Updated June 5th, 2018 10:33)

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 306MW order from EnerAB, a joint venture between US-based power distribution company AES and Mexico’s Grupo BAL.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 306MW order from EnerAB, a joint venture between US-based power distribution company AES and Mexico’s Grupo BAL.

Under the deal, Vestas will be responsible for the supply and installation of 85 V136-3.45MW turbines at the Mesa la Paz wind park. The turbines will be delivered in 3.6MW power optimised mode.

Additionally, the Danish firm has signed a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the Mesa la Paz wind park located in the state of Tamaulipas.

"Through EnerAB, Grupo Bal and AES aim to help Mexico reach its goal of generating 35% of its electricity through renewable sources by 2024."

EnerAB CEO Juan Ignacio Rubiolo said: “EnerAB is committed to providing safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions to our customers. We recently won a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 306MW Mesa La Paz wind facility.

“It’s the first renewable PPA above 300MW in Mexico financed entirely through a US-held private company. We choose Vestas as a provider based on our shared strategic focus on the Mexican market and its long-term potential to contribute to a greener energy future.

“Through EnerAB, Grupo Bal and AES aim to help Mexico reach its goal of generating 35% of its electricity through renewable sources by 2024.”

The company expects to deliver the turbines and commission them next year.

In the recent years, the Danish firm is said to have enhanced its manufacturing footprint and commercial offering in the Mexican market.

Vestas has more than 1.3GW of turbines either under construction or installed in Tamaulipas. The company’s order intake in Mexico has reached more than 2.1GW to date.

Last year, the company installed more than 4GW in Latin America and has plans to set up production facilities in Mexico.