The new wind farm will be located in Cerro de Hula, south of the capital, Tegucigalpa, and will consist of 51 Gamesa G87-2 MW. The consortium that make up the two Spanish companies with a stake of 76% for Gamesa, and 24% remaining for Iberdrola Engineering and Construction.
The owner of the facility is Mesoamerica Energy, a company dedicated to developing renewable energy projects in Central America and neighboring countries, through its local subsidiary, Wind Energy Honduras.
The Cerro de Hula wind project, also known as wind energy project Honduras 2000, has an energy supply contract with the National Electric Power Company for twenty years, and will be funded by the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the Central American Bank Economic Integration.
The deadline for the execution of the works is 18 months and the contract includes the power grid interconnection, access to the park, civil works, transport and electromechanical erection of the turbines, as well as maintenance services for a within two years from the start.
While Gamesa will participate in the manufacture, supply, transport and installation of wind turbines, as well as supervision and commissioning of the same, Iberdrola Engineering will handle the design and implementation of wind turbine foundations, access roads and mounting platforms, as well as the building operation and maintenance of the park and design and implementation of the electrical system of evacuation.