Acciona Energia (Acciona) has started the first phase development of 250 megawatt (MW) EURUS wind farm in Mexico. Acciona has invested $550 million in the project. The farm will have 167 1.5-MW turbines in Juchitan in Oaxaca state of Mexico, on a 2,500-hectare area in the Tehuantepec Isthmus. Most of the energy produced at the farm will be consumed by the Cemex S.A. At present, 25 turbines have been installed. The last phase of the project will become operational in the last quarter of 2009.
Acciona board member Esteban Morras said, EURUS is the largest wind farm installed by our company in the world and represents a huge impulse to the development of wind power in Mexico. This country has great potential for wind development and should take advantage of this in the necessary transition toward a more sustainable energy model, creating with it wealth and employment in a sector of the future.