Iberdrola receives turbine blades for Puylobo project in Spain
Siemens Gamesa turbine blades arrive in the Port of Bilbao. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)
Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) has welcomed the ship carrying 42 turbine blades for its Puylobo onshore wind project in Spain, the Spanish power utility announced on Monday.
The vessel, ZHI XIAN ZHI XING, made the 20,000-kilometre (12,427 miles) journey from Qinhuangdao, China to the port of Bilbao, northern Spain, passing all sanitary controls.
The unloaded blades were manufactured by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) in China for planning reasons, while other turbine components will be made in different facilities across Spain, Iberdrola said.
The EUR-50-million (USD 54.2m) Puylobo wind farm will consist of 14 units of SG 3.4-132 wind turbines. The project is located in the municipalities of Borja and Mallen in Zaragoza province.
Last autumn, Iberdrola announced it had reached an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to acquire the Puylobo project along with the operational 69.3-MW Ballestas Casetona wind farm complex in Spain.
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