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Mexico to home Latin America’s biggest wind power project

Danish giant's 396MW order set to make Mexico project the largest single-stage wind farm in Latin America

The wind farm will be built in Mexico and will be Latin America’s largest
The wind farm will be built in Mexico and will be Latin America’s largest

Latin America is to boost its wind power with its largest wind energy project. Danish wind firm Vestas has received a 396MW order for the Mareña Renovables project in Mexico. Once built, it will be the largest wind energy project in Latin America. The project will directly provide electricity to one of the continent’s largest companies.

The order has been placed by Mareña Renovables, which is owned by a consortium including Mitsubishi Corporation. It consists of 132 units of the V90-3.0 MW turbine. The Mareña Renovables project will be located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south-eastern region of the State of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.

The project is a turnkey contract, which means Vestas will provide the entire range of services to build the wind farm, including civil and electrical works, supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines.

Juan Araluce, chief sales officer of Vestas Wind Systems, said: “Vestas is very proud to have been chosen by Mareña Renovables for the largest wind energy project in Latin America. This is a very important milestone for Vestas, as we look to strengthen our leadership position in Latin America and globally.  We are truly committed to the development of wind energy in Mexico and are extremely proud to bring a clean, competitive and predictable energy source to Mexico, while contributing to the creation of local high-quality jobs and competencies.”

Mareña Renovables, said: “We are very excited about this project, which is expected to be the largest single-stage wind farm in Latin America, when completed. We look forward to working closely with Vestas as our turbine supplier, contractor, and long-term service and maintenance provider.”

Developments in wind power around the world will be a focus in the agenda of BigSwitch Offshore Wind. The international event, which Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is sponsoring, is taking place in Glasgow on 27th and 28th June. It aims to advance technological developments across global offshore wind by encouraging the European renewable energy industry to work with key delegations from the world’s biggest emerging markets, including China and India, as well as the US.

For more information on the event, please email RET Editor Heath Reidy at heath.reidy@bric.com.