Vestas has received a 306 MW wind turbine order in Mexico from EnerAB, a joint venture between The AES Corp. and Grupo BAL.
The order, deriving from a corporate power purchase agreement, is for the Mesa la Paz wind park, located in the state of Tamaulipas.
The order includes the supply and installation of 85 V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 MW power-optimized mode, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
“Vestas continues its strategic focus on the Mexican market by increasing both its manufacturing footprint and installed capacity, which support Mexico’s development and create jobs,” says Enric Català, senior director of sales for Latin America at Vestas. “With more than 1.3 GW of turbines either under construction or installed in Tamaulipas alone, Mexico has evolved into a strong example for other countries in Latin America for creating a more sustainable energy mix.”
Turbine delivery and commissioning are expected during 2019. With this contract, Vestas’ order intake in Mexico has reached more than 2.1 GW, including the Reynosa III wind park, which will be Mexico’s largest, according to the wind turbine manufacturer.