With a joint capacity of 252 MW, these parks, delivered turnkey by Acciona Energia for a consortium consisting of Fisterra Energy, CEMEX and private investors, are at an advanced stage of construction: To date, Acciona has installed 94% of the parks' wind turbines, and the projects are already generating 40% of their total capacity during testing.
According to Acciona, the CEMEX Works Awards recognize outstanding building works, both in Mexico and internationally, and are awarded by a jury consisting of representatives of the building industry, academia, governmental institutions and private bodies. Acciona Energia won the award for development of industrial works and the special award for innovation in construction processes and techniques.
Acciona is carrying out the engineering, construction and supply of wind turbines of the Ventika and Ventika II parks and will be responsible for operations and maintenance for 20 years from the start-up date, which is scheduled for 2016. The Ventika wind parks are equipped with 84 AW 116/3000 turbines manufactured with Acciona Windpower technology. The 3 MW machines feature 116-meter rotor diameters and are on 120-meter-high concrete towers.
In addition to the Ventika farms, Acciona notes it is now concluding a 49.5 MW Mexican wind farm in Oaxaca for Actis and Comexhidro, which will be operational before year's end.