Iberdrola is moving forward with the construction of three out of four wind farms, Cordel-Vidural, Capiechamartín and Panondres, that the company has planned for the Asturias region, all of which will require an investment of more than €100 million.
The company will also start the construction of the fourth project, Verdigueiro, once the administrative authorisations are obtained.
This new capacity – 130 MW of wind power – will allow it to triple the installed power it has so far in Asturias.
The company started the assembly work of the wind turbines, having finished the civil work, planned the arrival of materials at the wind farm sites and organized the different actions to be performed in the field.
To reach the level of the wind farms, the materials (towers, nacelles and blades, among others) are transported along narrow single-access roads with numerous slopes and bends of up to almost 180º.
The wind farms will consist of SG114 wind turbines, with a unit capacity of 2.62 MW: Cordel-Vidural (37 MW) is located between the municipalities of Navia, Valdés and Villayón; Capiechamartín (34 MW) is located between Tineo and Valdés; Verdigueiro (36 MW) will be built between Tineo and Villayón and Panondres (21 MW) between Villayón and Valdés.
The construction of these projects is contributing to the revitalization of the local industrial framework and will make it possible to generate up to 1,000 jobs.
Almost all the field work and civil works are being carried out by Asturian companies such as Hormavasa and Horvalsa, Canteras Rencanos, Deymet, Excade, Posada, Méndez y Mota, Gruas Roxu and Taxus; the project is being developed by ERPASA and the manufacturing of the wind turbine towers is being carried out at the Windar facilities in Avilés.
Once in operation, the wind farms will generate energy to supply more than 100,000 homes and avoid the emission of 65,500 tCO2/year.