Ingetur, a Spanish wind turbine manufacturer owned by Corporación Energía Hidroeléctrica de Navarra (CEHN), a wind project developer, has gained a type approval certificate for a 1.5 MW machine from Germanischer Lloyd. So far Ingetur has produced 75 of the 143 turbines planned for this year. Of these, 32 are operating in CEHN's Moncayuelo wind farm in Navarra, while 33 are being installed at the company's 49.5 MW Rubiò development in the Barcelona province of Catalonia, which will double the region's current installed capacity. The Ingetur machine comes with rotor spans of 70 and 77 metres for medium and low wind speeds. Hub height in both cases is 80 metres. By using its own machines, CEHN says it will significantly reduce the cost of wind turbine purchases, which currently make up 75% of its wind plant development costs. It plans to use Ingetur turbines to fill most of a 750 MW project development concession it has been granted in Valencia. Final permits for the first few projects are imminent, says CEHN.
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