Statkraft cuts turbine count on EUR-119m wind project in Spain
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Norwegian power company Statkraft A/S said that it has eliminated seven turbines from the design of its Prada wind farm project in the region of Galicia, north-west Spain, after consulting with local communities.
The project will now use 24 turbines of 7-MW each instead of 31 units of 5.5-MW machines. This will reduce the wind farm’s installed capacity to 168 MW from 171 MW as initially planned, Statkraft said in a press release on Thursday.
The redesign also includes the elimination of two met mast projects and associated infrastructure, and the relocation of a substation. The whole Prada project will now affect eight municipalities, and will remain within the wind development areas delineated by the Galicia regional government, the company said.
The new proposal for Prada and the environmental impact study has been re-submitted for public consultation.
The Norwegian promoter will invest EUR 119 million (USD 125.2m) in Prada, the amount that includes EUR 1.1 million set aside for landscape restoration, reforestation and environmental monitoring.
Prada is one of three wind projects that Statkraft is developing in the region of Galicia, the other two being Rebordechao and Barjas. Together, the three will have 443 MW of combined installed capacity. Their commissioning is set for some time between 2023 and 2024, the power producer added.
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