Iberdrola Ingenieria, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has been awarded a $99 million contract to construct a wind farm at Piedra Larga in Oaxaca, Mexico. The facility is expected to have an installed capacity of 228 MW.
Iberdrola Ingenieria is the majority shareholder in the consortium that is building the wind project. Global Energy Services Mexico holds the remaining 49.7% stake in the consortium.
The two companies have been commissioned to carry out the turnkey project by Gesa Eolica Mexico. The work includes engineering and public works, as well as the installation of wind turbines and other infrastructure, such as a medium-voltage grid and transformer stations. The consortium will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the wind farm during the guarantee period.
The Piedra Larga facility will be developed in two stages. The first, which amounts to 90 MW of installed capacity, is expected to be completed by mid-March of next year. The second, in which the remaining 138 MW will be brought online, is scheduled to be completed in 2012.
SOURCE: Iberdrola Ingenieria Â