Holland's Vestas to build big wind farm in Mexico for Heineken brewery unit
Dutch wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, has received a 396 megawatt order in Mexico for a Mareña Renovables project that, once built, will be the largest wind energy project in Latin America.
Mareña Renovables is owned by a consortium comprising Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, Mitsubishi Corporation, and PGGM, a leading Dutch pension fund service provider. Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2012.
The project’s power generation will be bought by the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma brewery, an operating company of Heineken, as well as subsidiaries of Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA).