Acciona Energy of Spain has been awarded the contracts for the engineering, construction and start-up of two wind farms in Mexico, with a total installed capacity of 252 MW.

In a company statement Acciona also confirmed it would operate and maintain the wind farms for a 20-year period.

The projects will represent an investment in the region of $650m.

Europa Press news agency reports that construction of the wind farms – Ventika and Ventika II – will start in the second half of this year, with commercial operation scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

The wind farms are to be located in the state of Nuevo Leon and once operational is expected to be one of the biggest wind farms in the Latin American region.

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