Honduras' Vientos de Electrotecnia starts tests at 50-MW wind plant
Nov 7, 2014 - Honduran company Vientos de Electrotecnia, owned by Grupo Terra, is testing the first five turbines of its 50-MW wind farm in San Marcos de Colon municipality, project manager Jose Moran told reporters on Thursday.
All 25 turbines will go into operation towards December 15, with a sufficient capacity to supply nearly 100,000 homes in the country. The project is worth USD 140 million (EUR 112.6m) and includes a 230-kV substation in San Marcos, another one in Choluteca and power lines.
Work on the site began 10 months ago, while the 2-MW turbines were supplied by Spanish Gamesa (BME:GAM).
Moran did not rule out the development of other wind projects in San Marcos due to excellent wind conditions with potential for 400 MW.
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