ENGIE wind farm in Tamaulipas to feature first 150-meter Vestas rotors in Mexico
Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas announced it has received a 96 MW order from French utility company ENGIE for the development of the Eólica Tres Mesas IV project, located in Llera, Tamaulipas, Northern Mexico.
The order includes the supply and installation of 24 wind turbines of the 4 MW platform, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 25 years.
The commercial operation date is planned for the first quarter of 2020. The financial details of the order were not disclosed.
This is the first order in Mexico of the 150m Vestas rotors. The 73-meter long blades will be locally manufactured in the TPI Composites plant inaugurated last November in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which provides blades for the increasing number of V136 and V150-orders that Vestas is receiving in Mexico and Latin America.
The wind turbine towers will also be produced by local suppliers.
“Vestas pioneered wind energy in Tamaulipas, installing the first wind turbine in the state in 2014. We are happy to see that five years later, the state has become a national reference in the transition to a more sustainable energy mix. We are also very proud to extend our collaboration with ENGIE through a contract that also represents the introduction of our 150-meter large rotor in Mexico”, said in a statement Agustín Sánchez Tembleque, General Manager of Vestas México.
Vestas also pioneered the Mexican wind energy market when it erected the first commercial wind turbine back in 1994. Since then, Vestas has accumulated over 2.1 GW of installed capacity or under construction in the country.