Gamesa, Iberdrola to build 80-MW wind complex in Costa Rica

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December 29 (SeeNews) - Spain’s Gamesa SA (BME:GAM) and Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion have signed contracts to install four wind parks in Costa Rica with a combined capacity of 80 MW, it was announced on Tuesday.

Central America-focused wind power company Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) has awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) jobs to the pair in connection with the Vientos de la Perla and Vientos de Miramar wind projects in the Liberia region and the Altamira and Campos Azules schemes in the Tilaran region. Each project has a capacity of 20 MW. The entire complex will be known as Alisios.

While, Gamesa takes responsibility for supplying the needed wind turbines, 19 of the G90-2.0 MW model and 21 of the G87-2.0 MW model, Iberdrola will be in charge of all the EPC work. Turbine deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2016 and the whole complex is expected to be commissioned towards the end of that year.

The entire Alisios facility will have the capacity to generate enough power for some 60,000 local households.

In Costa Rica, Gamesa has sold a total of 143 MW to date, it said.

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