Spain-based Acciona Energy has secured a turbine supply order for two wind farms in Mexico with a combined capacity of 252MW.

Acciona wind farm

Under the contract, Acciona will serve as engineering, procurement and construction contractor and provide operations and maintenance for the projects for 20 years.

The contract was awarded by Fisterra Energy, a company owned by Blackstone, CEMEX and private investors.

Acciona said that the wind farms will require a total investment of $650m.

Construction of the wind farms, Ventika and Ventika II, will begin later this year, while the commercial operation is expected by first half of 2016.

The projects located in the municipality of General Bravo, Nuevo Leon state will use Acciona’s 3MW AW116/3000 turbines.

Acciona CEO Rafael Mateo said, "We are very pleased to have signed this major contract that strengthens our position in Mexico, in this case as a service provider to customers in the development of renewable projects."

Currently, Acciona owns and operates 556.5MW projects in Mexico.

Image: Acciona to provide turbines for 252MW Mexican wind projects. Photo: ACCIONA Energy S.A.