Capital Energy selects Elecnor to build 22.5-MW wind farm
Capital Energy wind park construction.Image by (https://capitalenergy-group.com)
Spanish renewable power retailer and project developer Capital Energy has chosen compatriot infrastructure company Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) to build a 22.5-MW wind farm in Andalusia.
Dubbed El Barroso, the project will require an investment of more than EUR 30 million (USD 35.3m). The 22.5 MW is the wind farm’s initial capacity, Capital Energy said in a statement on Thursday.
Elecnor will be in charge of the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works, including the commissioning of the facility and construction of the infrastructure needed to evacuate the plant’s electricity.
El Barroso, to be built in Jerez de la Frontera municipality, Cadiz province, will use five Cypress wind turbines by General Electric Co (NYSE:GE). Once up and running, the wind farm will be capable of generating 65,000 MWh per year, enough to power some 27,000 local households.
At present, Capital Energy is developing 1,300 MW of renewable energy projects in the region. The company has around 35 GW of wind and solar power projects in its Iberian portfolio.