Naturgy has completed the installation of the 54 wind turbines that form the six wind farms worth 200 MW in the provinces of Lugo and A Coruña.
Spanish energy company, Naturgy has announced that it has completed the installation and assembly work of the 54 wind turbines that form the six wind farms worth 200 MW in the provinces of Lugo and A Coruña, associated with the Spanish Government’s renewable power auction in May 2017.
The energy company continues with the works linked to the evacuation infrastructures and the tests for the commissioning of the six wind farms before the end of the year. Naturgy thus confirms its important commitment to renewable energy, its commitment to Galicia and the fulfilment of its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
The six wind projects (Peña Forcada-Catasol II, Mouriños, Monte Tourado-Eixe, Serra do Punago-Vacariza, Monciro and Pastoriza-Rodeiro), will add the power of almost 200 MW and will produce the annual electricity consumption of around 270 thousand homes, equivalent to almost the entire province of Lugo. The implementation of these Galician parks will also allow the use of other sources of conventional electricity generation to be displaced, avoiding the emission of some 434,000 tons of CO2 annually into the atmosphere and other greenhouse gases.
Naturgy installed in January this year the first wind turbine of the six wind farms in Peña Forcada-Catasol, located in the municipality of Laxe, and has just completed the assembly of the last of a total of 54 wind turbines, in the Monciro wind farm, in the municipalities of Castroverde and Pol.
The construction of these six wind farms has generated, in its different phases, some 500 jobs. In that sense, the head of development of the wind projects in Galicia of Naturgy, María Landeira, recalled that “for the construction, operation and maintenance of the parks, the company’s technical teams rely heavily on different companies with staff from Galicia, with extensive knowledge of the territory and with the technical capacity to work even in the most adverse weather conditions of the Lugo mountain and the Galician coast.”