Vestas bags EPC contract for 108-MW wind project in Mexico

GES installation works in Mexico

February 20 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has secured a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the 108-MW Energia Sierra Juarez II wind project in Baja California, Mexico.

In a statement on Thursday, the Danish wind turbine maker said it had received the order from Energia Sierra Juarez, a joint venture (JV) formed by Mexican power and gas utility Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB de CV (IEnova) and independent power producer Saavi Energia.

Under the terms of the contract, Vestas is to deliver, install and commission 26 units of V150-4.2 MW turbines and be in charge of the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the wind farm for 15 years.

The wind turbines will be erected in Tecate, a Mexican municipality located right on the border with the US. The new project will be a continuation of the existing 155-MW wind farm, Vestas said.

When Energia Sierra Juarez II reaches commercial operation, its output will be sold under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Gas & Electric, a US utility whose parent company Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) also owns IEnova.

Vestas expects to make turbine delivery in the third quarter of 2020 and commission the wind farm in next year’s second quarter.

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