Vestas has received a 96 MW firm and unconditional order from ENGIE for the Eólica Tres Mesas IV project, located in Llera, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The order includes the supply and installation of 24 wind turbines from Vestas’ 4 MW series, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operations and maintenance of the project over the next 25 years. The commercial operation date is planned for the first quarter of 2020.
Notably, this represents the first order in Mexico for Vestas’ 150-meter-rotor turbines. The 73-meter blades will be locally manufactured at a TPI Composites factory that was inaugurated in Matamoros in November 2018. The new factory provides blades for the increasing number of V136 and V150 orders that Vestas has been receiving in Mexico and Latin America. The wind turbine towers will also be produced by local suppliers.
“Vestas pioneered wind energy in Tamaulipas, installing the first wind turbine in the state in 2014. We are happy to see that five years later, the state has become a national reference in the transition to a more sustainable energy mix,” says Agustín Sánchez-Tembleque, general manager of Vestas México. “We are also very proud to extend our collaboration with ENGIE through a contract that also represents the introduction of our 150-meter-large rotor in Mexico.”
Vestas says it “pioneered” the Mexican wind energy market when it erected the first commercial wind turbine in 1994. Since then, the company has accumulated over 2.1 GW of installed capacity or under construction in the country.
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