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Acciona to build 424-MW wind farm for Zuma in Mexico

Source: http://www.acciona.com. All Rights Reserved.

Aug 9 (Renewables Now) - Spanish infrastructure and renewables group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) said today it will build a 424-MW wind park in Mexico's Tamaulipas state.

The company got the contract from local energy company Zuma Energia. Located in Reynosa city, the 123-turbine plant will be the country's largest wind farm once it becomes operational, Acciona said.

Worth around USD 600 million (EUR 510.8m), the Reynosa project is expected to generate enough power to meet the annual demand of 1 million people and offset about 739,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

Acciona will be in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as certain civil engineering work, the medium-tension network, the power off-take system and the interconnection with the electricity grid, the firm said.

This project was secured during Mexico's second long-term electricity auction held in September 2016. Acciona has 556 MW of operational capacity in Mexico.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.851)

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