GES completes 200MW wind project in Mexico for EDPR

Spanish engineering company Global Energy Services (GES) has completed the construction of the 200MW Coahuila wind farm in Mexico for Portuguese power company EDPR.

GES said it has built 1GW of wind projects during in its 10-year presence in the country. The Coahuila contract scope covered balance of plant, including civil works, medium-voltage grid and other electrical infrastructure.

The new wind farm was built with 95 Gamesa G114 2.1MW wind turbines with hub heights of 80 metres.

The plant will supply power to allow the expansion of a zinc mine run by local group Industrias Penoles.

It also EDPR’s first wind project in Mexico and accounted for about a third of its 629MW  installed in North America in 2016.

Although Mexico has recently reformed its energy market to attract private investment in renewable energy through tenders, previous legislation allowed large industries to contract their own renewables projects in the country.

Mexico currently has as 3.6GW of wind power installed capacity.