PROGRESO, YUCATÁN.— The “Kota Bakti” ship, arrived on Monday September 2nd, at 2:31 p.m. from China carrying nine wind turbines for the Progreso Wind Farm. The turbines have been unloaded and on Thursday September 12th at 11 a.m. the “Kota Bakti”will sail out of the Yucatecan port, according to the Integral Port Administration (API) of Progreso.
On Friday September 13th, the pieces will be transfered using heavy machinery from the remote terminal to Progreso’s Calle 82, and then along the Mérida-Progreso highway, all the way to the 46.58-hectare site where the 155 million US dollar wind farm will be built, which will produce 90 megawatts (MW).
The “Kota Bakti”, which has the flag of Singapore and measures 161 meters in length and 27.4 m in width, departed on July 24th from Taicang, China, carrying 89 packages of parts, and on July 28th, 28 more packages were shipped in the Chinese port of Tianjin. And after traveling more than 21,000 kilometers in just over a month and passing through the Pacific, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea, the ship arrived to Yucatecan shores on Monday September 2nd, anchored in front of the Integral Port Administration of Progreso waiting for a space to dock, which it did on Sunday 8th in the multiple uses Dock number 7, with the support of two tugs. A local customs agency received the vessel and did the paperwork.
In total, four shipments will arrive, with nine towers each, for the complex.
The second shipment already sailed from China and would arrive in the first days of October. The remaining two will arrive in November and December, respectively.
The park will be built on a lot located near the community of Flamboyanes, right by the Mérida – Progreso highway.
The company Renewable Energy of the Peninsula (conformed by the Mexican Vive Energía and the Chinese Envision Energy International) will build the Progreso Wind Farm with wind turbines manufactured by Envision Energy.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom