Spain's Elecnor picked to build 56-MW wind project in Baja California Sur

GES installation works in Mexico

September 18 (Renewables Now) - Spanish group Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) said Friday it had recently been awarded a EUR 28.8 million (USD 34.1m) contract to build the 56-MW Coromuel wind farm in Mexico.

The infrastructure builder was selected for the job by Japan’s Eurus Energy, a joint venture between Toyota Tsusho Corp (TYO:8015) and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (TYO:9501), which has a branch in San Diego, California.

According to Elecnor, the total investment in the Coromuel project is estimated at USD 100 million (EUR 84.5m), with Eurus Energy and the Development Bank of Japan sharing the financing in equal proportion.

The Coromuel wind farm will be located in the desert of Baja California Sur, not far from the Mexican state’s capital of La Paz. It will feature 20 GE turbines of 2.8 MW each, two substations and related infrastructure.

Currently, workers are building turbine foundations, roads and platforms for the project.

The Coromuel project is of significant importance for the state of Baja California Sur as it will increase power capacity and help green the grid. Occupying the southern half of the Baja California Peninsula, the state is isolated for the rest of Mexico’s interconnection system and relies mainly of fossil fuel-based sources for power generation, Elecnor said.

The state is also grappling with a surge in electricity demand due to growing tourism development, which the current power system cannot handle, the Spanish company added.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.183)

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