Gamesa Wins 138-Megawatt Renovalia Order in Mexico

Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA, Spain’s biggest wind turbine maker, won an order for 138 megawatts of machines for a project by Renovalia Energy SA’s Desarrollos Eolicos Mexicanos de Oaxaca unit in Mexico.

The 69-turbine project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is due to start generating in the third quarter of 2014, Gamesa said today in an e-mailed statement. The contract includes installation and a five-year service contract, with an option to extend that by another five years, Gamesa said.

Gamesa has already installed 765 megawatts of its wind turbines in Mexico, including 90 megawatts for Renovalia. The Zamudio-based manufacturer also develops and sells wind farms in Mexico, where it’s already commissioned 170-megawatts of parks. It’s building 144 megawatts of new farms there, and has a further 544 megawatts of projects being developed, it said.

For the latest Renovalia project, 10 of its 2-megawatt wind turbines will be delivered this year, with another 59 scheduled for delivery in 2014, Gamesa said.