Alstom said it won a contract with the subsidiary of Enel Green Power in Mexico, for the supply and commissioning of 34 wind turbines for the new wind farm Sureste I – Phase II, located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The project, awarded to ENEL by the Federal Electricity Commission under the “independent power producer” program is the first wind power contract for Alstom in Mexico.
The Sureste I wind farm – Phase II will be fully operational in late 2014. It will produce more than 350 GW/h per year, equivalent to the electricity needs of more than 60,000 people, and will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 238 tonnes. Mexico, which currently has an installed wind power capacity of 1 GW 4, has set a goal of reaching 12 GW of installed wind power capacity in 2020.
“Alstom is proud to contribute to the diversification of energy sources in the country and participate in the national effort to increase the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the national energy mix,” said Alfonso Faubel, Vice President of Alstom Wind.
The park will be equipped with 3 MW wind turbines from Alstom ECO100 the range. These turbines have the PURE TORQUE technology a rotor support concept that protects the transmission line components and bending loads, according to the French industry to reduce costs and ensure a high level of reliability.