Acciona has commissioned the 252MW Ventika wind power complex comprising two wind farms located adjacent to each other, about 35 miles from the US border in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

The wind complex, which was inaugurated by Mexico's president Enrique Pena Nieto, features 84 units of AW116/3000 wind turbines of Nordex/ACCIONA Windpower technology. The turbines have 3MW capacity each.

The project is said to be the largest of its kind farm in Mexico and one of the largest in Latin America.

Recently, Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), through one of its subsidiaries, has agreed to acquire the Ventika wind energy complex from subsidiaries of Blackstone Group and partners for $852m.

Located in the municipality of General Bravo, Ventika project was built by Acciona as part of a engineering procurement construction contract signed earlier with a group of investors including Blackstone Energy Partners, Fisterra Energy and Cemex.

The wind project is estimated to have an annual output of 1,000GWh, enough to meet the electricity demand of more than 630,000 homes.

Acciona will also be responsible for operation and maintenance of the project for 20-year period.

Blackstone senior managing director Sean Klimczak earlier said: “This transformative project, which has helped reduce Mexico’s CO2 emissions and reliance on oil-fired generation, is emblematic of the types of projects we endeavor to develop around the world.”

In Mexico, Acciona Energía has 556.5MW of wind power capacity in operation.

Image: The Ventika wind power complex is located in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Photo: courtesy of Acciona.