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Vestas receives 118MW wind turbine order in Mexico

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 December 2017

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order to supply turbines totalling 118MW in capacity from Mexican company Compañía Eólica Vicente Guerrero.

These turbines will be used in the construction of the Vicente Guerrero wind park in the state of Tamaulipas in the country.

As per the order Vestas will supply and install 6 of its V136-3.45MW and 27 of its V136-3.45MW units of the same model delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode.

The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM 4000). Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in next year’s third quarter and commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2019.

Compañía Eólica Vicente Guerrero has entered into a power purchase agreement to sell the electricity generated from the wind farm. 

Project management for the wind park will be executed by Servicios y Desarrollos Energéticos and Inver Management. 

Vestas chief sales officer Juan Araluce said: “GEMEX and Vestas together pioneered wind energy in Tamaulipas three years ago and we continue to push wind energy forward in the region. We have continuously set higher standards by delivering customised solutions that meet each project’s unique requirements.”

As per Vestas, with this order its total orders from Mexico are now more than 700MW for the year. With close to a combined 1GW of turbines either under construction or installed in Tamaulipas alone, the order intake for this year underlines the company’s focus on the Mexican market.

Vestas Mexico and Northern LATAM managing director Angélica Ruiz Celis said: “I am proud to witness first-hand how Mexico is betting on the promotion of renewable energy. In just a few years, the country has made incredible progress, becoming an example for other countries in Latin America.

“With our strong presence in the country and our long-term localisation plan, Vestas is very well positioned to continue supporting Mexico’s transition towards a greener economy.”


Image: Vestas’ V126-3.3MW wind turbines at Vähäkyro, Finland. Photo: Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.