Spain – Siemens Gamesa has signed one of Spain’s biggest capacity contracts. A 150 MW agreement has been reached with Elawan Energy to deliver 30 model SG 5.0-145 turbines, which are one of the most efficient inland wind turbines in the company and are increasingly grounded in the region.
In central Spain, in the province of Albacete, there is a wind complex, which comprises three different wind farms, with 50 MW each, Fuente Álamo, Frontones and Derramador. The wind farm will be commissioned by mid-2022. The Elawan deal also contains a 20-year long-term service contract.
Energy for 110,000 homes
The 150 MW of renewable energy that the complex will generate will provide more than 110,000 households with electricity, almost the whole province of Albacete. In addition, its scale would help to prevent the pollution of almost 400,000 tons of CO2 per year, equal to the emissions of more than 200,000 cars. In order to save CO2, only over six million trees will have to be planted.
The 30 nacelles will be manufactured at the Siemens Gamesa plant in Ágreda (Soria), the gearboxes will be manufactured at the Asteasu (Guipúzcoa), Lerma (Burgos) and Burgos plants, and the electrical components will be produced at the Reinosa (Cantabria), San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) and Benisanó plants (Valencia). Siemens Gamesa has nine plants in Spain with 1,200 workers and a total of 4,500 employees in the country.