The order is for 43 three-megawatt AW125/3000 wind turbines, to be supplied in 2015.
ACCIONA Windpower now has more than 6,500 MW of capacity contracted worldwide, almost 1,000 MW of it in Mexico.
ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs, manufactures and markets wind turbines, will supply 43 three-megawatt turbines – a total of 129 MW – to a renewable energy sector company for a wind farm in Mexico.
With this contract, ACCIONA Windpower has now sold 988.5 MW in Mexico, of which 38% correspond to its 3-megawatt turbine.
The model selected for this contract is the AW125/3000 (rotor diameter 125 meters), designed to optimize the capture of energy on sites with medium-speed winds. The turbines will be mounted on steel towers.
“We are very pleased to continue increasing our order portfolio in Mexico with new customers, and this confirms the growing interest of the wind power sector in our AW 3000 turbine”, says ACCIONA Windpower Chief Executive José Luis Blanco.
The company is currently supplying Mexican customers with 3 MW turbines totaling 252 MW for two wind farms in Nuevo León, and has another order for 1.5 MW machines for a 49.5 MW facility in Oaxaca. Previously, AWP produced 556.5 MW for ACCIONA projects and 1.5 MW for a CFE installation.
The new contract means that ACCIONA Windpower has an order book for 6,525 MW, of which 2,412 MW (37%) are for its 3 MW turbine.