Abengoa has begun construction of the first two stages of the Tres Mesas wind farm in the towns of Llera de Canales and Casas, around 40 km south of Ciudad Victoria in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The wind farm consists of 45 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 148.5 MW and is being developed by Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc.
Abengoa has begun construction on both phases of the project. The preliminary works began in April, preparing the access roads to the wind farm and excavating the first foundations for the turbines.
In late April this year we reported that Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc. completed the sale of the 148.5 MW wind energy project to an affiliate of GS Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) and GBM Infraestructura (GBMI). As part of the transaction, which closed on March 31, 2015, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and North American Development Bank (NADB) agreed to provide senior debt financing to develop the project.
The Tres Mesas Wind Farm (PTEM) is intended to be developed in five stages, and it is foreseen that once all stages are concluded, 500 to 700 MW of power electricity is generated. In total, it is foreseen that 152 to 436 wind turbines of 1.6 to 3.3 MW of capacity could be installed, distributed in Mesas de La Paz and La Sandía.