Mexican subsidiaries of the companies Iberdrola of Spain and Germany’s Siemens will invest 354 million dollars to build a wind farm in the state of Tamaulipas, which borders the United States.
“The Siemens Energy division began yesterday (25 November) the wind farm development at The Orchards Tamaulipas, where 70 wind turbines installed, having been awarded an order in excess of $ 270 million to provide technology that will generate clean energy more than 200,000 households in the region in the north,” the company said.
It was added that “the governor of Tamaulipas, Eugenio Hernández Flores and representatives of Siemens and Renewable Energy Solutions Group (GSEER), a subsidiary of wind energy project, laid the foundation stone of the complex where the first wind turbine installed with a nominal installed capacity of 161 megawatts (MW).”
In this development in Tamaulipas, Siemens is responsible for the production, delivery, installation and commissioning of 70 wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.3 MW each, adding the corporation stated that this project, Siemens is positioned as the first reference in Mexico and Latin America in terms of renewable energy through its “Green Portfolio” which includes wind power, solar thermal projects, biomass and wind turbines.
The governor of Tamaulipas, Eugenio Hernandez, said the wind farm will be installed The Orchards in the town of San Fernando, and will be managed by both companies during the first 18 years, and later will be assets of state government.
Said the wind farm will supply electricity to public buildings, municipal and state in the state, which will generate savings of between 5% and 10% and will improve the environment.
Project construction will take a year and will feature wind turbines 80 meters in height and wind turbines generate electricity that will be sent to a substation in the border city of Matamoros where it will be distributed statewide.
The wind farm will have a wind capacity of 161 megawatts of clean energy without CO2 emissions and will reduce by 25% the emission of greenhouse gases and meet the demand of hospitals, schools and public offices in the 43 municipalities and government Tamaulipas.
“With the wind that is an asset to Tamaulipas going to generate clean energy, we will prevent further contamination of our world, let’s put our part to combat climate change suffer from around the world,” Hernandez said.