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Spain’s Iberdrola Ingenieria and Gamesa have been awarded a contract to build a 50 MW wind farm in Honduras, Iberdrola said Wednesday in a statement.
Those two companies entered into an agreement with Honduras’ Grupo Terra on the turnkey project, which will cost 62 million euros ($84 million), be located near the border with Nicaragua and create some 200 jobs during the construction phase.
The statement added that the project in San Marcos de Colon, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Tegucigalpa, will meet the electricity needs of around 100,000 Honduras homes.
Iberdrola’s unit will be in charge of engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of the wind farm, as well as construction of an electrical substation and a 40-kilometer (25-mile) power line.
Gamesa, for its part, will supply 25 turbines, each with a unit capacity of 2 MW and a 90-meter (295-foot) rotor diameter, for the facility, which will be owned by Tegucigalpa-based Grupo Terra.
The statement also noted that Iberdrola Ingenieria last year commissioned the Cerro de Hula wind farm, which has a capacity of more than 100 MW and is the largest facility of its kind in Central America.