Spanish wind technology company Acciona Energy has commissioned the first phase of a 250.5 MW wind park in Oaxaca, Mexico, whose power will be bought by the Mexican cement company Cemex for its own use.
The park, named Eurus, represents an investment of US$550 million (€427 million) and once completed will be the largest in Latin America in terms of installed power, with 167 wind turbines of 1.5 MW each.
The park is located in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, on an estate that covers 2500 ha, leased in the Ejido La Venta in the Tehuantepec isthmus.
The plant will cover 25% of the energy requirements of Cemex in Mexico.
Currently, 37.5 MW are already in place at the park and the facility is expected to become fully operational during the fourth quarter of 2009.