Gamesa has reached an agreement with Santander for the joint development of a series of wind farms in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a total installed capacity of up to 500 MW.
Under the agreement, Gamesa will handle the development and construction of the wind farms, along with the supply and installation of the projects' wind turbines. The projects will be developed over the next three years under the self-supply regime and under the framework of Open Season II, which is being spearheaded and coordinated by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission and Federal Electricity Commission.
Santander is contributing the 200 MW El Sauzal project to this agreement. Gamesa says the deal helps consolidate the wind company's position in Mexico, where it has installed over 1 GW of wind power capacity. Gamesa notes it also services close to 800 MW in the country under operations and maintenance agreements.