Vestas receives 155 MW order in Mexico for IEnova’s first wind power plant in Mexico

With reference to the Vestas Wind System A/S company announcement No. 21 of 23 May 2013, Vestas has received a 155.1 MW order for Mexico.

The project consists of 47 V112-3.3 MW – one of Vestas’ newly launched 3 MW product variants – which will be installed in the state of Baja California, Mexico. Turbines delivery will start in the third quarter of 2014, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2015.

The contract for the Energía Sierra Juarez wind power plant comprises delivery and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a five-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement.

The order has been placed by Energía Sierra Juarez, a unit of IEnova. IEnova, formerly Sempra Mexico, is the first energy company to be listed on the Mexican stock exchange and its footprint in Mexico ranges across several business segments including gas transportation, storage & distribution, liquefied natural gas and electricity generation.

”A month after releasing three new product variants of the 3 MW platform to the market, we are pleased to announce this order for the Energía Sierra Juarez wind power, the second worldwide to use the Vestas V112-3.3 MW turbines,” comments Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, who concludes: “We welcome this project signature as it confirms our customers’ support and appreciation of our technology development strategy.”

Adrian Katzew Corenstein, VP Sales Region Mexico, Caribbean and Central America, states: “We are proud to have been chosen as IEnova’s supplier for their first wind project. We are also very pleased to have the possibility to deliver one of our newest product variants to Mexico. With its 10 per cent increase in nominal power, the V112-3.3 MW will deliver greater energy production and an even stronger business case to IEnova, ensuring a lower cost of energy. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with IEnova and help Mexico reaching its 35 per cent objective of renewable energy penetration by 2024, in which wind has been given a very pivotal role.”

The Energía Sierra Juarez wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of more than 517,000 MWh, which will save the environment from more than 225,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

In August 2010, Vestas released the first turbine in its new 3 MW platform, the V112-3.0 MW turbine, which has been very well received by the market, resulting in an intake of firm and unconditional orders of more than 3 GW and more than 1.5 GW installed.

Vestas has strategically focused on optimising the 3 MW platform technology to provide greater performance by expanding the platform to cover low, medium and high wind sites. Vestas will continue to optimise the technology of the platform moving forward.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ around 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17, 000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With about 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 56 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com.

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