Vestas has won an order to supply the Mareña Renovables project in Mexico in what will be the largest wind energy installation in Latin America, totalling 396 MW.

Mareña Renovables is owned by a consortium comprising the Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Dutch pension fund service provider, PGGM. Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2012.

“This is a very important milestone for Vestas, as we look to strengthen our leadership position in Latin America and globally,” said Juan Araluce, chief sales officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S.  “We are truly committed to the development of wind energy in Mexico and are extremely proud to bring a clean, competitive and predictable energy source to Mexico, while contributing to the creation of local high-quality jobs and competencies.”

The electricity generated by this wind power plant will be used to power part of the operations of Coca-Cola FEMSA, OXXO and Heineken NV in Mexico.

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