Iberdrola starts assembling 50.4-MW wind farm in Greece

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April 18 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola has started building its 50.4-MW Askio III wind farm in Greece, it announced today.

The project is sited next to the Askio mountain, near the city of Kozani in Greece’s Western Macedonia region.

The company said that it is transporting 12 units of 4.2-MW turbines to the site, and hopes to finalise the installation next autumn to avoid frequent snowfall in the area during winter months. Blade lifters had to be used to deliver the turbine blades.

The turbine supply contract for Askio III was awarded to Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) last year.

Iberdrola has more wind farm projects lined up in Greece. It is currently assembling the 33.6-MW Mikronoros wind farm in the Rhodopi region, and plans to start construction of the 18-MW Rokani and the 37.8-MW Askio II projects this year, the Spanish group added.

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