Spain-based Acciona Energy has announced that it is constructing a 250.5MW wind park in Oaxaca, Mexico, to produce power that will be bought by the Mexican cement company Cemex for its own use
According to the company, the wind park, named Eurus, represents an investment of E427 million. Eurus is a self-supply project developed by Acciona Energy and Cemex. It will consist of 167 wind turbines of 1.5MW each, employing Acciona Windpower technology.
Eurus claims to be one of the largest wind farms in the world and second in reducing emissions to the United Nations under the Kyoto Protocol. It will also have one of the highest rates of emission reduction by installed capacity in the world due to its high wind potential, the company claims.
The power generated at the Eurus wind park would cover the power needs of a city of 500,000 people and will avoid the equivalent emission of 600,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The plant will cover 25% of the energy requirements of Cemex in Mexico, claims the energy company.
Acciona Energy said that 37.5MW of power generation capacity is already in place at the park and the facility is expected to come into operation during the fourth quarter of 2009.
Source: Energy Business Review