Vestas Supplies New Wind Farm in Mexico

Grupo Dragon recently placed an order for 28 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, Vestas, for the new Los Altos wind farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Los Altos will be Mexico’s largest wind project after the one in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

The project will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW, and is expected to reach completion by the second half of 2013.

“This is the second order signed with Grupo Dragon in Mexico within a short period of time, which shows their trust in Vestas’ technology, products, service solutions and local capabilities,” said Adrian Katzew Corenstein, General Manager, Vestas Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. “We look forward to a long and valued relationship with them.”

It is estimated that the Los Altos wind farm will produce 180 GWh of power annually, which corresponds to emission savings of 79,200 tons of CO2 each year.

“We are pleased to announce this new order which confirms our strategy in developing emerging markets with huge wind potential, such as Mexico, while at the same time we contribute to achieving the Mexican Government’s goals in reducing fossil fuel consumption and its level of carbon emissions,” said Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, and Acting President, Vestas Mediterranean.

The contract includes delivery, installation, as well as a ten-year supervisory contract, a maintenance guarantee that ensures the wind turbines function correctly during the next decade.

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Veronica French is an American-Bolivian professional living in Mexico City. She is a freelance writer and web consultant, as well as a marketing and business analyst for GreenMomentum, Inc., a cleantech consulting firm and startup accelerator based in Mexico City and Silicon Valley. She enjoys researching and writing about Mexico’s growing sustainability movement and innovation in clean technology. Topics that also pique her interest are science, technology, religion, human rights and culture. @veronicafrenchy
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