Acciona Energía signs deal in Mexico

Acciona Energía has bagged a contract to build a wind farm for private investors in Mexico. The contract, worth $111m, has been signed with Actis and Comexhidro for the design, engineering and construction of a 49.5 MW wind farm.

By Ritesh Gupta

The 50 MW Ingenio project is located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. It is to feature 33 Acciona turbines, each with rated power of 1.5 MW.

The company will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wind farm for 15 years.

Construction work on the site - near the Eurus, Oaxaca II, Oaxaca III and Oaxaca IV wind farms, all owned by Acciona - is planned to start in October, with completion expected in the fourth quarter of next year.

In April this year, Acciona had signed a contract with a consortium including Fisterra Energy, Cemex and other private investors. It involved the construction and entry into service of two wind farms in the state of Nuevo León, with a total installed capacity of 252 MW.