Gamesa, Iberdrola install first wind turbines for the Cerro de Hula wind energy project

Spanish wind turbine builder Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción have installed the first wind turbines for the 102-megawatt Cerro De Hula wind power project situated in Honduras.

It is the first wind farm to be set up in the country and the largest one in the Central American region. The wind farm will be using 51 of Gamesa 2-MW G87 wind turbines, which is being manufactured at the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer’s facilities in Pennsylvania.

The wind energy contract to build the Cerro de Hula wind farm has been claimed by the wind company as a "turnkey" contract which is scheduled to be completed in 18 months. Its start-up will result in a 10 percent increase of the country’s total potential energy production.

Gamesa also claimed that Mesoamérica Energy, a company active in the development of renewable energy projects in the Central American region, will own the facility.