Iberdrola Acquires 118 MW of Spanish Wind Projects from Siemens Gamesa

Iberdrola has reached an agreement with Siemens Gamesa for the acquisition of three wind farm developments in Spain, with a total capacity of 118 MW

Iberdrola Wind Siemens Gamesa

Iberdrola is progressing its plan to relaunch clean energies following its agreement with Siemens Gamesa for the acquisition of three wind farm developments in Spain, with a total installed capacity of 117.8 megawatts (MW): the BaCa (Ballestas and Casetona) wind farm and the Puylobo project.

Located in the municipalities of Castrojeriz and Vallejera in Burgos, the Ballestas and Casetona wind power facility has installed capacity of 69.3 MW and comprises of twenty 3.4 MW SG 3.4-132 wind turbines. These facilities have just come on stream and their output will provide clean energy to the equivalent of 25,200 homes per year, preventing the emission of 40,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

Work on the Puylobo wind farm, with an installed capacity of 48.5 MW, will start in the coming weeks; this work will include the installation of fourteen SG 3.4-132 wind turbines. Located in the municipalities of Borja and Mallén in Zaragoza, its output will provide clean energy to the equivalent of 20,000 homes per year, preventing the emission of 32,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

There is a large local component in the construction of both projects, with practically all of the civil engineering work and the components of the wind turbines – towers, blades, nacelles, hubs, generators, gearboxes and transformers – being manufactured in Spain, at facilities in Asturias, Cantabria, Soria and Burgos.

The latest agreement forms part of Iberdrola’s investment plan for renewable energy in Spain, where it plans to have installed 3,000 MW of capacity by 2022. The firm currently has over 2,200 MW of wind and solar facilities under construction or at an advanced stage of planning, representing 75 percent of its planned installed capacity for 2022.

The company plans to have installed 10,000 MW of new capacity in Spain by 2030, creating nearly 20,000 jobs in the process. Iberdrola is committed to leading the transition toward a completely carbon-free economy by promoting renewable energies and accelerating investment in Spain, where it intends to invest EUR 8 billion between 2018 and 2022.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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