Under the contract, Gamesa will deliver 142 G114-2.1MW turbines for the wind farm, which is being developed in the state of New Mexico in the southwestern part of the US.

The company plans to commence turbine delivery in March 2017.

Being developed by Iberdrola Group unit Avangrid Renewables, the El Cabo wind complex is planned to be commissioned in June 2017.

The project is the a part of the proposed 1GW El Cabo project, which is planned to spread across nearly 87,000 acres of private land including 39,000 acres of federal land.

The project is expected to create 1,600 jobs during the construction phase.

Capable of generating clean electricity to power over 200,000 households, the 298MW project is expected to reduce the CO2 emissions of around 447,000t annually.

In 2015, Iberdrola Renewables said it has resumed full construction of the El Cabo wind farm in Torrance County, New Mexico upon securing an offtake arrangement for the full output of the plant.

Iberdrola Renewables CEO Frank Burkhartsmeyer earlier said: “With the resumption of full construction, we’ll now be building large wind farms in two states new to our portfolio, New Mexico and North Carolina.”

Image: The first phase of the El Cabo wind complex in US is expected to power over 200,000 households. Photo: courtesy of Avangrid Renewables.