Iberdrola starts building 15-MW wind farm in Andalusia

The Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao. Image by Iberdrola. (www.iberdrola.com)

November 5 (Renewables Now) - Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) said today that it has started building the 15-MW El Puntal II wind farm in Malaga, southern Spain, its first wind project in the region of Andalusia under the new investment cycle.

The wind farm will feature three turbines with a rotor diameter of 145 metres (475.7 ft), with the total height from the ground to the tip of the blade measuring 163.5 metres, about as tall as the Iberdrola Tower building in Bilbao, according to the Spanish utility.

The turbines at El Puntal II will be the largest and most powerful that Iberdrola used in Spain, the company said without revealing the brand.

The project is located at a site between Malaga and Seville provinces, where Iberdrola plans to build a complex of three wind farms with a combined capacity of 79 MW.

Next to El Puntal II will sit the 36-MW Martin de la Jara wind farm, which will be under construction soon. The third project, the 28-MW San Cristobal, is still in the permitting process, added Iberdrola.

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