Spanish company Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY), formerly Gas Natural Fenosa, announced on Tuesday it has started construction works on 49.5 MW of wind farms.
The plants have a total cost estimated at approximately EUR 45 million (USD 50.88m). Construction works are expected to be completed in the beginning of July 2019, Naturgy said.
The Barasoain and Tirapu facilities are being built in the autonomous community of Navarra. The former is comprised of 11 wind turbines and has an estimated annual production of 113,000 MWh. Tirapu plant consists of four turbines and should reach 42,000 MWh per year.
When these two plants are completed, they should be able to generate enough wind power to meet the annual demand of 62,000 homes and offset around 122,000 tonnes of pollutant and greenhouse emissions annually, Naturgy noted.