Port of Brownsville Supports Local Renewable Energy Project

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Port of Brownsville played an important logistical role in Acciona Energy’s continued expansion in the US.

The company, a global operator in renewable energies, inaugurated the San Roman Wind Farm in Los Fresnos in April and utilized the port to deliver and store 42 complete windmill towers, consisting of 378 components destined for the project.

The Port of Brownsville received the first windmill components from Acciona in May 2016 and for the following six months vessels loaded with wind towers, nacelles, blades and cones arrived regularly at the port. The windmill components were then transported by truck to the San Roman site. Gulf Stream Marine was the stevedore hired for the project.

The 93-megawatt wind farm is Acciona’s first in Texas and eighth in the United States. It has the capacity to power more than 30,000 homes in Southeast Texas.

Construction of the San Roman wind farm was completed in 11 months and generated more than 100,000 hours of work for local contractors, the company stated.

“Texas is one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world, and we are particularly proud to be a part of this wind energy success story,” said Acciona chairman José Manuel Entrecanales.