Vestas has recently announced an order from Zumia Energía for 123 of their V136-3.45MW turbines for a wind farm to be located in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
According to the announcement, ‘the contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.’
The project, named Reynosa III, will start construction by the end of the year, with operations and commission to begin next year in 2018.
CEO of Zuma Energía, Adrián Katzew said, “Mexico is undergoing a historical moment in its energy policy and we are extremely pleased to play an active role in this process. By building Mexico’s largest wind park with Vestas’ turbines, we are taking a bold step in the country’s transition towards renewables.”
Vestas’ managing director for Mexico and northern Latin America, Angélica Ruiz Celis said, “Tamaulipas has a leading position in the country within wind energy, and we are proud to be part of this by installing the Reynosa project. The blades for V136-3.45 MW projects in Latin America will be produced in Mexico, which underlines our long-term localisation strategy in Mexico and Vestas’ strong commitment to support Mexico’ renewable target of 35 percent of clean energy by 2024.”
This newest wind farm brings Vestas’ total announced order intake to a whopping 4,946MW.