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Under the contract, signed with Eólica Tres Mesas and Eólica Tres Mesas 2, Vestas will install and commission 45 V117-3.3MW turbines.

The scope of the contract also involves a 10-year active output management (AOM 5000) service.

Vestas plans to deliver the wind turbines during the first quarter of 2016.

Planned to be operated by Oak Creek Energy Systems, the Tres Mesas project is considered to be one of the largest renewable energy projects in the country, and the largest wind farm in Tamaulipas.

Power generated from the wind farm will be sold to Mexican diversified group Alfa subsidiary Sigma Alimentos and Walmart de México.

The wind facility is expected to generate 520,000MWh of power annually.

Vestas Mediterranean president Marco Graziano said: "With the completion of the Tres Mesas project, Mexico will have taken another step in promoting renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the country."

By 2024, the Mexican government intends to generate at least 35% of power from renewable resources, and has eased a number of restrictions in the electricity market.

Image: Vestas to provide V117-3.3MW turbines in Mexico. Photo: courtesy of Gualberto107 /