December 10 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said today it will supply 249 MW of powerful wind turbines in Mexico under a contract awarded by Italy's Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL).
The order is for 60 units of the SG 4.5-145 turbine, with a flexible power rating of 4.2 MW, to be erected at two projects awarded to Enel Green Power (EGP) in a tender held in 2017. This is a new turbine model with a rotor diameter of 145 meters and a rating ranging from 4.2 MW to 4.8 MW depending on site conditions.
Specifically, Siemens Gamesa will deliver 24 units for the 100-MW Parque Amistad III project and 36 for the 149-MW Parque Amistad IV wind farm, located in the city of Acuna, northern Coahuila state. The nacelles will be manufactured in Spain and China, while the blades and towers will be Mexican made.
Under the contract, Siemens Gamesa will also service and maintain the machines for a period of five years after commissioning. In Mexico, the firm has supplied more than 2.3 GW of capacity to over 25 projects, it noted.