Siemens Gamesa has inked a Mexican wind turbine order totaling 76 MW from independent developer Fuerza y Energia Limpia de Tizimin.
Over the course of this year, the firm will be installing 36 G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Tizimin wind farm, being developed in the state of Yucatán. Commissioning is scheduled for 2018.
The agreement also encompasses the operations and maintenance of the turbines for five years. The deal represents the first between the two companies in Mexico; they’ve already fulfilled a 100 MW order in Uruguay.
Siemens Gamesa will use a new technique for the foundations, namely braces (a concrete base akin to a plinth). The solution, deployable when a wind farm meets certain conditions, increases the turbines’ output by increasing the height of the hub by up to five meters. This, in turn, brings down the facility’s overall cost of energy and delivers design flexibility in terms of tailoring the blueprints for the terrain, the company says.