Acciona launches construction of 48-MW wind project in Spain

Source: Acciona S.A.

May 6 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy and infrastructure group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) said that it has started building a 48-MW wind farm in native Spain.

The investment in the project will total over EUR 45 million (USD 54.2m).

The wind farm is baptised Celada Fusion and will feature ten units of the Nordex 149 turbines installed on 125-metre steel towers. The project is the first in Spain to use this turbine platform, Acciona said.

The Celada Fusion site is located in Palencia province, northern Spain, in close proximity to the Celada I and Celada V wind farms, both operated by Acciona. The layout of the new Celada project will enable the group to use a large part of the existing connection infrastructure.

Acciona said that it intends to use ash from its Briviesca biomass-fired plant to build access roads to the Celada Fusion site. This portion of the project will pilot the use of biomass ash as a substitute for quarry materials to enable the re-use of waste and lower the CO2 emissions during construction, the company added.

Once online, the Celada Fusion wind farm will produce some 136,000 MWh per year. The start of operation is seen in the first quarter of 2022.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.204)

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