One of the leading manufacturers of wind turbines in the world, Vestas, has recently signed an order for a 21MW wind farm, called Mogote, to be located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
According to the Vestas press release, the Mogote project “has an estimated annual production of 100 GW/h, which corresponds to the residential electricity consumption of approximately 140,000 people in Costa Rica.” The contract for the wind farm includes the supply and installation of the V90-30MW wind turbines along with their 10-year service agreement.
The global company has already installed a 21MW wind farm called Tilawind in the province of Guanacaste, which should be operational soon. By that point, Vestas will have a total of 4 wind farms operational, including Aeroenergía (6.7 MW), Tierras Morenas (24 MW) and Tejona (19.8 MW).
Hector Gutierrez, head of Business Development at Hunt Energy Horizons said:
“Hunt Energy Horizons is excited to develop Costa Rica’s excellent wind resources, and providing ICE (the local utility) a sustainable and economic option to help meet the country’s growing electricity demand. We found in Vestas and its V90-3.0 turbine model the key factors needed for our Fila de Mogote wind project to be a great success.”
Marco Graziano , President of Vestas Mediterranean said:
“Costa Rica’s bet on wind energy is an important step in the fight against climate change in a country particularly endowed with a spectacular natural environment”. He adds that “Vestas has been present in Costa Rica since 1998, so we are confident we have the right capabilities to carry out this project successfully.”