Wind energy in Mexico: Abengoa wind farm with 45 wind turbines in Tamaulipas

Consisting of 45 wind turbines with a total wind power capacity of 148.5 MW, this is the first wind farm for which Abengoa is carrying out both the engineering and the construction in Mexico.

Abengoa (MCE: ABG. B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has begun construction of the Tres Mesas wind farm in the towns of Llera de Canales and Casas, around 40 km south of Ciudad Victoria in the state of Tamaulipas (Mexico). The wind farm consists of 45 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 148.5 MW and is being developed by Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc.

Abengoa has begun construction on both phases of the project. The preliminary works began in April, preparing the access roads to the wind farm and excavating the first foundations for the turbines.

The wind farm will produce sufficient electricity to supply approximately 71,000 households every year and will be connected to the Federal Electricity Commission’s network under the self-supply scheme.

The project will help the local community to develop by creating direct and indirect jobs and thanks to the launch of various social programs during the execution phase.

This latest contract will further consolidate Abengoa’s leadership position in the energy and environment sectors, especially in the renewables industry in Mexico, where the company has been present since 1979.