Oil major Repsol has started construction of the 860MW Delta II Delta II (860MW) OnshoreAragon, Spain, Europe Click to see full details wind cluster in north-eastern Spain – its largest renewable energy project to date.
It has begun with work on the La Cometa I and La Cometa II wind farms included in the Delta II cluster. They have a combined capacity of 60MW and are due to come into operation in Q1 2022.
Delta II will consist of 26 wind farms and feature Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s SG 5.0-145 turbines. It is due online in 2023.
Repsol aims to transition to an energy company with net-zero emissions by 2050.
It aims to have 7.5GW of “low-carbon emission generation capacity” by 2025 and 15GW by 2030. The company currently has 3.3GW and expects to have more than 4GW by the end of the year.
It is not clear how Repsol defines “low-carbon emission generation capacity”, but onshore wind is due to play a key role in its growth plans, according to an investor presentation.
The oil major plans to invest $18.3 billion between 2021 and 2025, of which 30% – €5.5 billion – will be allocated to low-carbon initiatives.