Iberdrola was awarded long-term contracts with private industrial investors for both of these wind farms.
- The deal will see Gamesa manufacture and install a total of 134 state-of-the-art wind turbines at both wind farms, to be commissioned in 2019.
- Mexico is one of Iberdrola’s key markets for the future, with the installed capacity of 4 GW currently under construction set to further strengthen its position as the largest privately-owned electric utility in the country.
Iberdrola has awarded Gamesa a contract to supply wind turbines at the Pier IV and Santiago Eólico wind farms it plans to build in Mexico in the coming years.
Both projects, which will have a combined installed capacity of 325 MW, were recently awarded to Iberdrola under long-term PPAs with private industrial clients, who will benefit from the power supply.
Both contracts will see Gamesa manufacture, supply and install 134 state-of-the-art turbines at both facilities.
Under the first contract, Gamesa will be responsible for the installation and commissioning of 220.5 MW of turbines, 84 units of its G114-2.625 MW machine at the Pier IV wind farm in the state of Puebla. The turbines for the projects are scheduled to be delivered in early 2018 and commissioned in March 2019.
Per the second contract, the firm will supply 50 of Gamesa’s G114-2.1 MW turbines for the 105 MW at the Santiago Eólico wind farm in the state of Guanajuato. These turbines will be installed in the second half of 2018, with the wind farm scheduled for commissioning in April of the following year.
Iberdrola is the largest privately-owned electric utility in Mexico with an installed capacity of 5.8 GW, as well as 4 GW of projects under construction that will bring the company’s installed capacity up to almost 10 GW by 2020. This is greater than Iberdrola’s installed capacity in Spain.
Iberdrola: firmly committed to Mexico
According to Iberdrola CEO Ignacio Galán, the opening of this new plant that 1,000 workers and dozens of Mexican companies helped to build, truly reflects Iberdrola’s commitment to Mexico, which has been ongoing for two decades and counting.
Speaking at the plant’s opening, Galán said, “never in our history have we had so many power stations under construction in a single country, and we want these to contribute to the intensive transformation process prompted by President Peña Nieto’s successful energy reform.”