Acciona Appoints Miriam González Durantez as Director, Gets Financial Backing for Mexico Wind Farm
Just a day after announcing that the wife of UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Miriam González Durantez, will become a non-executive director, Spanish renewable energy company Acciona said ten financial entities have signed financing agreements for its Eurus windpark in Mexico.
Durantez is a Partner at DLA Piper, a UK-based Law Firm, where she heads up their international trade and EU law practice, and the board said the appointment demonstrates its commitment to international expansion.
Durantez’s 12 years experience at the European Commission along with her expertise in international trade and at DLA Piper will contribute to the consolidation of Acciona’s international footprint, the company said.
The ten financial entities backing the Mexican wind farm are mostly linked to global or regional public institutions, with some specifically-oriented to supporting sustainable projects in developing countries.
The institutions include International Finance Corporation, which reports to the World Bank, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (IDB) and Corporación Financiera Andina (CAF), the main source of multilateral financing in the region.
The Eurus windpark in the state of Oaxaca, with 250.5MW already in service, has the highest installed capacity in Latin America and is the biggest built by Acciona in the world.
Acciona said its production will cover up to 25 per cent of the electricity supply needs of the cement plants of Cemex in Mexico.