Capital Energy to launch 1st project with wind capacity awarded in Spain's auctions

Capital Energy employees at the Loma de los Pinos site. Image by Capital Energy (www.capitalenergy-group.com)

November 16 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewables company Capital Energy on Monday said that it is finalising the last of the permitting process so it could start the construction of the 27-MW Ayamonte wind farm project in Andalusia, southern Spain.

Ayamonte will be Capital Energy’s first wind project to be allocated the capacity that the company secured in Spain’s two renewable energy auctions this year, the developer said.

Capital Energy famously won 625 MW of wind power in the January 2021 round, or almost two thirds of the total awarded wind. In the October round, the company walked away with 1,540 MW of wind and 8 MW of solar capacity.

The Ayamonte wind farm will be located in the namesake municipality in Huelva province, with 27 MW being its initial capacity, according to Capital Energy.

For the EUR-30-million (USD 34.1m) project, the company intends to use six units of the GE Cypress wind turbines with a 158-metre rotor diameter and a hub height of 121 metres. The turbines come with a 20-year monitoring and maintenance agreement with the manufacturer.

Spanish engineering and construction firm CRC Obras y Servicios has been hired to build the wind farm and the associated infrastructure.

Ayamonte is Capital Energy’s third wind project in Andalusia, after Loma de los Pinos and El Barroso. The company said that it is developing over 1,600 MW of wind and solar projects in the region.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.136)

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