Vestas has received a 396 MW order in Mexico, for Mareña Renovables project that, once built, will be the largest wind energy project in Latin America and will directly provide electricity to one of the continent’s largest companies. The order 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.
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The order has been placed by Mareña Renovables, which is owned by a consortium comprising: Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund; Mitsubishi Corporation, a Tokyo-based conglomerate with significant expertise in power development and generation; and PGGM, a leading Dutch pension fund service provider. Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2012.
A turnkey contract
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, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system, as well as a 10-year service and maintenance agreement including the Active Output Management package AOM 5000. This AOM 5000 service package is Vestas’ newest service product that optimizes wind power plant output and minimizes customer risk.
Energy production has been maximized for the particular wind and site conditions of this project, through Vestas’ unique expertise in wind and weather – based on the industry’s best collection and analysis of weather and wind turbine performance data. Each of the wind turbines’ sectors has an optimized reference power curve that accommodates the turbines’ given wind and topographical conditions.
“Vestas is very proud to have been chosen by Mareña Renovables for the largest wind energy project in Latin America,” says Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
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