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Spain : CONTRACT to develop 49.5MW Mexican wind farm inked by Acciona Energia.

The 50 MW Ingenio project is situated on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca and will comprise of thirty-three Acciona Windpower turbines

A contract worth $111 million is signed by Acciona with private investors Actis and Comexhidro for the design, engineering and construction of the wind farm and will also be responsible for operation and maintenance for 15 years.

The wind farm will incorporate 33 Acciona Windpower AW77/1500 turbines, each with a rated power of 1.5MW and a rotor diameter of 77 meters, mounted on 80-metre high steel towers. The site is close to the Eurus, Oaxaca II, Oaxaca III and Oaxaca IV wind farms, which are in addition possess by Acciona.

Construction work is intended to begin in October with completion anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Ingenio wind farm when completed will produce enough clean energy to power 125,000 Mexican homes, while also displacing 206,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Acciona Energia CEO Rafael Mateo said, The agreement signed with Actis and Comexhidro demonstrates the company's capacity to materialize initiatives that create value, including in EPC contracts for customers . It is a very positive agreement that strengthens our activity in Mexico, where we already have a strong presence, and where we aim to develop new projects.

The Ingenio wind farm is the company s 2nd turnkey contract in Mexico, following the signature of a contract in April relating to two wind farms in the state of Nuevo LeEn. Altogether, Acciona at present has contracts to construct 300 MW of wind power in Mexico over the next two years, all with proprietary technology. The company s work for third parties complements its own developments in Mexico, which comprise four wind farms in Oaxaca totaling 556.6 MW 28 percent of the country s wind power capacity at the end of 2013, as per to data from the Global Wind Energy Council.

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