Herrera II wind complex. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)
Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) announced today that it has reached the commissioning stage for the 63-MW Herrera II wind complex in the Spanish region of Castile and Leon.
The project consists of three farms - La Huesca, Valdesantos and Orbanejoa - with a total of 14 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE). Some turbine components were made in Spain and almost all on-site civil works were performed by local companies.
Iberdrola estimates that the wind complex will generate enough power to meet consumption needs of 60,000 people, and offset 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.
At present, the Spanish energy giant operates 5,200 MW in Castile and Leon, of which 1,600 MW are wind. The company is planning to construct over 2,400 MW of wind and solar projects in the region, and invest more than EUR 2 billion, it said.