42 wind turbine blades that will form part of Iberdrola’s new project in Spain, the Puylobo wind farm, being built in Aragon, have been unloaded at the Port of Bilbao after travelling 20,000 km and passing all the sanitary controls.
The company received this component, manufactured by Siemens Gamesa in China for planning reasons, while completing the civil work on the wind farm, supported by local suppliers, and the rest of the wind turbine elements: towers, nacelles/hubs, generators, multiplier and transformers are manufactured in facilities in Asturias, Cantabria, Soria and Burgos.
Located in the municipalities of Borja and Mallén, in Zaragoza, Puylobo will have fourteen SG 3.4-132 wind turbines; a model with a 64.5 m long blade, optimal for medium and high wind locations.
With an investment of 50 million euros, more than 120 professionals will be involved in its construction. The farm’s production, once it enters into operation this year, will supply clean energy to a population equivalent to 20,000 homes per year and will prevent 32,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The Puylobo wind farm adds to twelve other renewable projects that Iberdrola is currently building in Spain -including a photovoltaic plant in Teruel, Aragon- and is part of the investment plan initiated by the company that provides for the installation of 3,000 MW of wind and photovoltaic by 2022. By 2030, forecasts suggest the installation of 10,000 MW. These actions will enable jobs to be created for 20,000 people in Spain.
Iberdrola plans to make investments worth 10 billion euros worldwide this year. This volume of resources -double that of the previous year- will mobilize projects, the industrial activity of the value chain and innovation in areas such as renewable energy, smart grids and large-scale storage systems.