This website uses proprietary and third-party cookies. By continuing to navigate this website, you are accepting the use that we make of them. If you wish, you may change your settings on your browser.

What are you searching?

    El Cortijo Wind Farm

    The ACCIONA's fifth wind farm in Mexico is planned to enter service in the second half of 2018

    Since March 2017, ACCIONA Energía is building its fifth owned wind farm in Mexico. El Cortijo is a 168-megawatt (MW) power plant located in the state of Tamaulipas and involves an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at the start date of works).

    El Cortijo was the first renewable project to begin construction among those resulting from the electricity auctions held in Mexico within the framework of the Energy Reform. Located 40 kilometers south of Reynosa, it features 56 AW125/3000 wind turbines of Nordex Acciona Windpower technology. Once in service, it will generate enough clean energy to meet the power demand of 350,000 Mexican homes, avoiding the emission of over 366 thousand tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere annually.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Mexico.
    Capacity
    169 MW.
    Wind turbine
    Nordex ACCIONA Windpower AW125/3000.
    Tower
    Concrete, 120-meter hub height
    Start up
    2nd half of 2018.
    Ownership
    ACCIONA Energía.

    Key Points

    • Investment of 221 millon dollars.
    • Made up of 56 wind turbines.
    • Rotors with 125m diameter on 120m high concrete towers (at hub level)
    • First renewable project to be started among those resulting from the Mexico's Energy Reform
    • Clean energy output equivalent to the power demand of 350,000 Mexican homes.
    • 366,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided each year.
    • Contribution of around 232 million US dollars to Mexico’s GDP during its working life, according to a socioeconomic impact study.
    • More than 400 people working during peak times
    • The project includes the laying of 173 km of cables, 12,802 cubic meters of concrete, 43 km of tracks and 1,456 special transports

    IMAGE GALLERY



    Move up