Enel begins construction on $220m wind plant in Spain

WCN Editorial Team 18 May 2021 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Enel Green Power España (EGPE) has commenced construction works on the $200m (€181m) wind farm in the province of Zaragoza, Spain.

Being built in Villar de los Navarros, the 180MW TICO WIND plant will feature 43 wind turbines.
Of these, 26 turbines will have 3.65MW of unit power while 17 turbines will have 5MW.

EGPE, the renewables unit of power utility Endesa, plans to commission the wind project in the beginning of 2022.

The project is expected to generate 471GWh of clean power per year, preventing 385,505 tonnes of CO2 emission into the atmosphere annually.

Endesa CEO José Bogas said: "With this project, we reaffirm our commitment to continue strengthening the renewable generation mix in Spain, helping to pursue its objectives in the field of green energy.

“We are also taking advantage of the wealth of renewable sources in the country while actively promoting innovation and sustainability through the adoption of international best practices during the construction phase."

The construction of the new wind project is based on the company’s ‘Sustainable Construction Site’ model that includes the installation of solar panels, water tanks and rainwater collection systems.

The solar panels will be installed at each site to cover part of their energy needs.

Enel Green Power España said it makes use of a variety of tools and solutions for the construction of its wind farms, to produce more accurate, and reliable data collection at the site.

These include drones for topographic surveys, advanced digital platforms, smart tracking of the wind turbine components, among others.

In 2019 and 2020, the firm commissioned 18 wind projects in Aragon, located in the provinces of Teruel and Zaragoza.

These projects have a combined capacity of 504MW and represent an overall investment of around $619.4m (€510m).

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The TICO WIND plant will feature 43 wind turbines. Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.

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