Acciona Energía Mexico has received two awards at the 24th CEMEX Works Awards for the construction of the Ventika and Ventika II wind farms, located in the town of General Bravo, Nuevo León. With a joint capacity of 252 MW, these parks, delivered turn-key by ACCIONA Energía for a consortium consisting of Fisterra Energy, CEMEX and private investors, are at an advanced stage of construction, with 40% and 94% of its power already installed and 40% being generated during testing.
The CEMEX Works Awards recognise the most outstanding building works, both in Mexico and internationally, and are awarded by a jury consisting of representatives of the building industry, academia, governmental institutions and private bodies. The winning building works are recognised by diversity in technical, conceptual and aesthetic solutions applied to design, use or construction. 637 projects were submitted this year for the Mexico edition.
ACCIONA Energía won the Award for Development of Industrial Works and the Special Award for Innovation in Construction Processes and Techniques. Miguel Ángel Alonso, Director of ACCIONA Energía Mexico, expressed his thanks for the awards and stressed that the values recognised by these two awards encompass key criteria in the company’s performance policy.
ACCIONA is carrying out the engineering, construction and supply of wind turbines of the Ventika and Ventika II parks and will be responsible for operation and maintenance for 20 years from the start-up date, which is scheduled for 2016.
Ventika wind parks are equipped with 84 AW 116/3000 turbines manufactured with ACCIONA Windpower technology, with 3 MW of power and 116 metres rotor diameter, on 120 metre high concrete towers. ACCIONA has already installed more than 1,000 MW employing this type of tower in the world.
Intense wind power activity in Mexico
As a developer, ACCIONA Energía has four wind farms operating in Oaxaca which total 556.5 MW in operation and generate electricity equivalent to the usage of more than 1.5 million homes.
In addition to the Ventika farms, ACCIONA is now concluding a 49.5 MW farm in Oaxaca for Actis and Comexhidro, which will be operational before year’s end.
Its subsidiary ACCIONA Windpower supplies wind turbines to the above facilities and also installed a wind turbine to the CFE on the occasion of the Climate Summit in Cancun. It has an additional order from 129 MW pending installation, bring Mexico sales to a total of 988.5 MW.
Other activities of the ACCIONA Group
Other divisions of ACCIONA also have a strong presence in Mexico. ACCIONA Agua is part of a consortium building a wastewater treatment plant at Atotonilco that will be the biggest in the world and will treat the wastewater from 10.5 million inhabitants of Mexico City.
For its part, ACCIONA Infrastructures has built more than 300,000 square metres of structures in Mexico in civil works, property developments and landmark buildings. ACCIONA Service, has positioned itself as a benchmark service provider for major companies thanks to its more than 50 years’ experience in the industry.
Its workforce in the country is over 1,500 people.