Vestas has secured two orders worth a combined 160 MW capacity in Mexico and China. An EPC order for a 108 MW project and a 52 MW turbine order in China.
Vestas has secured two orders worth a combined 160 MW capacity in Mexico and China. The first order has been received for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 108 MW Energía Sierra Juárez II wind park, to be located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The contract includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 26 V150-4.2 MW of which some are delivered on 4.0 MW operating mode.
The order has been placed by Energía Sierra Juárez, a joint venture between IEnova, a Sempra Energy Company, one of the largest private energy companies in Mexico, and Saavi Energía, the third-largest independent energy producer in the country. The order also includes an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 15 years.
The energy produced by this project will be commercialised through a PPA contract with the utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
“I would like to thank Energía Sierra Juárez for placing their trust in Vestas again in this second phase of the existing 155 MW wind park. This important project underlines the competitiveness of wind energy in Mexico and our ability to provide the lowest cost of energy to our customers. It also showcases the value of Vestas’ local experience and proven ability to deliver site-specific solutions in the country”, said Agustín Sánchez-Tembleque, General Manager of Vestas México.
Turbine delivery for the project is expected in the third quarter of 2020 whilst commissioning is planned for the second quarter of 2021.
The second order worth 52 MW has been received in China that includes supply of 12 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.3 Power Optimised Mode as well as a five-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020, with commissioning planned for the same quarter.