Iberdrola Ingenieria, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has received a $99 million contract to construct a wind farm at Piedra Larga in Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Iberdrola Ingenieria, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has received a $99 million contract to construct a wind farm at Piedra Larga in Oaxaca state, Mexico. The facility will have an installed capacity of 228MW.
Iberdrola Ingenieria is the majority shareholder in the consortium which is to undertake the work, with Global Energy Services Mexico holding the remaining 49.7%.
The two companies have been commissioned to carry out the turnkey project by Gesa Eolica Mexico. It includes engineering and public works, the installation of wind turbines and other infrastructure, such as a medium voltage grid and transformer stations. The consortium will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the wind farm during the guarantee period, Iberdrola said.
The Piedra Larga facility, in the municipality of Union Hidalgo, will be developed in two stages. The first, which amounts to 90MW of installed capacity, is expected to be completed by mid-March of 2011. The second, in which the remaining 138MW will be brought on stream, is expected to be completed one year later, on March 15, 2012.