February 10 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) to supply 63 MW of turbines for the power utility’s new wind projects in Spain.
Iberdrola said Monday that Siemens Gamesa will supply SG 4.5-145 turbines for three wind farm projects that will make up the Herrera complex in Spain’s Burgos province.
The projects, named La Huesa, Valdesantos and Orbaneja, will split 14 wind turbines of 4.5 MW each. The Orbaneja will be the largest of the three with seven wind turbines adding up to 31.5 MW.
The 18-MW La Huesa will have four turbines, while Valdesantos will be equipped with three units totalling 13.5 MW.
The SG 4.5-145 machines, which are twice the height of Burgos Cathedral, will be erected across the municipalities of Isar, Las Quintanillas, Rabe de las Calzadas and Estepar.
Iberdrola said it expects to have the wind farms in operation in 2020.
Close to the Herrera site, Iberdrola will build the 10-MW Fuenteblanca wind project, which will feature three units of SG 3.4-132 turbines, the company said.