Barcelona-based turbine producer Ecotècnia is to supply machines for three Italian wind farms with a combined capacity of 85 MW. The first is a 5 MW plant sponsored by Italian developer Ecoenergia that will use Ecotècnia's 1.67 MW machines. Ecotècnia's 2 MW machines will be used on 50 MW and 30 MW projects in southern Italy for which other details have yet to be revealed. With the latest agreements, Ecotècnia says it should see a total of 170 MW of its turbines operating in Italy by 2008. It has already equipped a 10 MW plant in Campania for utility Edison and project developer Veronagest is using Ecotècnia turbines for a 70.5 MW wind farm under construction in Sicily. Furthermore, Bari-based Metan Air & Elettrogas is building a 6.7 MW plant in Apulia using Ecotècnia technology. Ecotècnia opened a sales office in Rome in 2005 and expects some 70% of its international production in the 2007-2008 period to go to the Italian market.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol