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Acciona gets BoP contract for 306-MW wind farm in Mexico

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September 13 (Renewables Now) - Spanish infrastructure and renewables group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) said today it has been awarded a contract to help build a 306-MW wind park in Mexico's Tamaulipas state.

Acciona will be in charge of balance of plant (BoP) works, such as civil engineering, medium-voltage grid installation and electrical wiring, the company said in a press release.

Through Acciona Industrial, the company got the contract from the EnerAB consortium, a partnership between AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) and local Grupo BAL. Their project is backed by a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with Fuentes de Energia Penoles SA de CV, part of metals producer Industrias Penoles SA de CV.

Located in Llera de Canales city, the Mesa la Paz wind farm, as it is named, will use 85 turbines by Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). The latter said earlier this year that the equipment is expected to be delivered and commissioned during 2019.

When completed, Mesa la Paz will be able to meet the annual demand of nearly 580,000 homes, Acciona calculates.

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