Lauren Tyler / North American Windpower
Having reached commercial operations last April, the 252 MW Ventika Wind Power Complex currently stands as the largest onshore wind farm in Mexico and one of the largest in Latin America.
Located in Nuevo Leon, approximately 35 miles from the U.S. border, the $640 million Ventika wind project comprises two adjacent wind facilities – Ventika I and Ventika II – and features 84 AW116/3000 wind turbines manufactured with Nordex/Acciona Windpower technology, each with a rotor diameter of 116 meters and a hub height of 120 meters.
Built by Acciona Energy, project construction began in the first quarter of 2014 under an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a group of investors, including Blackstone Energy Partners, Fisterra Energy and building materials company Cemex. Per the agreement, Acciona Energy will be responsible for the wind power complex’s operation and maintenance for 20 years from its start-up date.