Vestas receives turbine delivery order for Mexican wind project

10 May 2015 (Last Updated May 10th, 2015 18:30)

Danish wind equipment manufacturer Vestas has received a turbine delivery order for the Tres Mesas and Tres Mesas 2 wind energy projects in Mexico, totalling 148.5MW.

Danish wind equipment manufacturer Vestas has received a turbine delivery order for the Tres Mesas and Tres Mesas 2 wind energy projects in Mexico, totalling 148.5MW.

The contract has been awarded by Oak Creek Energy Systems, which is the developer and operator of the renewable projects located in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas.

Vestas will supply 45 of its V117-3.3MW turbine model for the power plants.

As well as the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, the firm has also signed a ten-year full-scope Vestas Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement for the projects.

"Vestas will supply 45 of its V117-3.3MW turbine model for the power plants."

Delivery of the turbines is expected to be carried out during the initial three months of 2016.

Once operational, Tres Mesas will count among the largest renewable power projects in Mexico.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and North American Development Bank have provided funds for the power projects as loans.

Power generated from the facilities will be supplied to Sigma Alimentos and Walmart de México.

The Tres Mesas project is expected to produce 520,000MWh of green power annually, which is equivalent to an annual emission saving of around 237,000 tons of CO2 in the country.

Vestas was also responsible for the 54MW El Porvenir facility, which was the first wind farm in Tamaulipas in 2013.

The North American country plans to source at least 35% of its power requirements from renewable sources by 2024.