Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

Spain

Spain

Gamesa wins 205MW order from Iberdrola consortium

SPAIN: Biocantaber, a joint venture led by Spanish utility Iberdrola, has chosen Gamesa as turbine supplier for a 205MW development in the small northern region of Cantabria.

Cantabria’s regional government allocated the 205MW to Biocantaber, a 50-50 joint venture Iberdrola shares with local engineering firm Ocyener. The allocation forms part of a 1.4GW regional wind tendering process, finalised end at the end of 2010.

Iberdrola says Biocantaber will uphold its promise to link wind plant construction to regional development. Most importantly, it will provide jobs for Gamesa’s regional generator and machine parts factory in Reinosa.

In its bid, Biocantaber also promised to establish a renewables R&D laboratory and to build eight biogas plants, powered by local farming waste.

As with all new wind concessions made in Spain since May 2009, realisation of the Cantabria allocation depends on a central government national call for new wind capacity after end-2012.

Iberdrola is the single biggest shareholder in Gamesa, with a 19% stake.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Search more than 4,500 companies in the Windpower Directory

Latest Jobs