Vestas says it has received a 396 MW wind turbine order from Marena Renovables for a project that the companies say will be the largest wind farm in Latin America. The project will be located in the isthmus of Tehuantepec in the southeastern region of the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.
Under the agreement, Vestas will supply 132 of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to Marena Renovables, which is owned by a consortium comprising Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, Mitsubishi Corp. and PGGM.
Vestas also will provide the entire range of services to build the wind farm, including civil and electrical works; supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines; a VestasOnline Business SCADA system; and a 10-year service and maintenance agreement, including its Active Output Management package.
The project's power generation will be bought by CuauhtÃ©moc Moctezuma, an operating company of Heineken N.V., and subsidiaries of Fomento EconÃ³mico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. under 20-year power purchase agreements.
Delivery of the wind turbines will commence in the second quarter.