• With these awards, the cement company recognises the most outstanding works in different countries
  • To date, ACCIONA has installed 94% of the wind turbines of the Ventika and Ventika II parks totalling 252 MW, and is already generating 40% of that power during testing

ACCIONA Energía Mexico has received two awards  at the 24th CEMEX Works Awards  for the construction of the Ventika and Ventika II wind farms, located in the  town of General Bravo, Nuevo León. With a joint capacity of 252 MW, these  parks, delivered turn-key by ACCIONA Energía for a consortium consisting of  Fisterra Energy, CEMEX and private investors, are at an advanced stage of  construction, with 40% and 94% of its power already installed and 40% being  generated during testing.

The CEMEX Works Awards recognise the most  outstanding building works, both in Mexico and internationally, and are awarded  by a jury consisting of representatives of the building industry, academia,  governmental institutions and private bodies. The winning building works are  recognised by diversity in technical, conceptual and aesthetic solutions  applied to design, use or construction. 637 projects were submitted this year  for the Mexico edition.

ACCIONA Energía won the Award for Development of  Industrial Works and the Special Award for Innovation in Construction Processes  and Techniques. Miguel Ángel Alonso, Director of ACCIONA Energía Mexico,  expressed his thanks for the awards and stressed that the values recognised by  these two awards encompass key criteria in the company’s performance policy.

ACCIONA is carrying out the engineering, construction and supply of wind turbines of the Ventika and Ventika II parks  and will be responsible for operation and maintenance for 20 years from the  start-up date, which is scheduled for 2016.

Ventika wind parks  are equipped with 84 AW 116/3000 turbines manufactured with ACCIONA Windpower  technology, with 3 MW of power and 116 metres rotor diameter, on 120 metre high  concrete towers. ACCIONA has already installed more than 1,000 MW employing  this type of tower in the world.

Intense wind power  activity in Mexico

As a developer, ACCIONA Energía has four wind farms operating in Oaxaca which total 556.5 MW in  operation and generate electricity equivalent to the usage of more than 1.5  million homes.

In addition to the Ventika farms, ACCIONA is now concluding a 49.5 MW farm in Oaxaca for Actis and  Comexhidro, which will be operational before year's end.  

Its subsidiary ACCIONA Windpower supplies wind turbines to the above facilities and also  installed a wind turbine to the CFE on the occasion of the Climate Summit in  Cancun. It has an additional order from 129 MW pending installation, bring  Mexico sales to a total of 988.5 MW.

Other activities  of the ACCIONA Group

Other divisions of ACCIONA also have a strong presence in Mexico. ACCIONA Agua is  part of a consortium building a wastewater treatment plant at Atotonilco that  will be the biggest in the world and will treat the wastewater from 10.5  million inhabitants of Mexico City.  

For its part, ACCIONA Infrastructures has built more than 300,000 square metres of structures in  Mexico in civil works, property developments and landmark buildings. ACCIONA Service, has positioned itself as a benchmark service provider for major  companies thanks to its more than 50 years’ experience in the industry.

Its workforce in the  country is over 1,500 people.