Squire Patton Boggs Plays Leading Role in Securing EPC Contract for 108 MW Wind Farm in Mexico

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    Squire Patton Boggs has played a leading role in the 108 MW Energía Sierra Juárez II wind power plant, to be located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The wind turbine order has been placed by Energía Sierra Juárez, a joint venture between Squire Patton Boggs client IEnova, a Sempra energy company and one of the largest private energy companies in Mexico, and Saavi Energía, Mexico’s third largest independent energy producer.

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas secured the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the wind farm, which includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 26 V150-4.2 MW turbines, of which some are delivered on 4.0 MW operating mode. The Energía Sierra Juárez II project is the 108 MW expansion of the existing 155 MW Energía Sierra Juárez wind park.

    The clean energy generated by the wind facility will be exported to the US and sold to San Diego Gas & Electric under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Turbine delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2020 and the commissioning is planned for the second quarter of 2021.

    Washington DC partner and chair of the firm’s Mexico Desk Alvaro J. Mestre led the Squire Patton Boggs team in the drafting, negotiating and execution of (i) the EPC and (ii) a Service and Maintenance Agreement, together with related ancillary documentation associated with the expansion project. In addition to Mr. Mestre, the team included partner Dynda A. Thomas; of counsel Ivan Rothman, senior associate Loana Martin; and associate Hannah E. Zapfe.

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