Siemens Gamesa to supply 36 turbines in Mexico
24 July 2017
- The company has established itself as the leading OEM in this market, having installed over 2.200 MW to date
Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order for the supply of 76 MW.
More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with the independent developer, Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín, for the installation over the course of this year of 36 of the firm’s G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Tizimín wind farm being developed in the state of Yucatán, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2018. The agreement also encompasses the operation and maintenance of the turbines for five years.
Siemens Gamesa will use a new technique for the foundations, namely braces (a concrete base akin to a plinth). This solution, deployable when a wind farm meets certain conditions, increases the turbines’ output by increasing the height of the hub by up to 5 metres. This in turn brings down the facility’s overall cost of energy and delivers design flexibility in terms of tailoring the blueprints for the terrain.
This is the first agreement entered into between the two companies in Mexico, having already fulfilled a 100-MW order in Uruguay.