Two Spanish newcomers to the megawatt market have each clinched major deals for Spain and Portugal. Ecotècnia is to deliver 81, 1.67 MW machines to Enerfin for northern Galicia. Ecotècnia's Nuria Cererols says the company now has a "sizeable portfolio for this machine, including orders for Portugal." Meanwhile, Danish manufacturer Izar-Bonus has sealed a chain of deals for its 1.3 MW turbine. The orders put the company back on to the Iberian market as a main player. Six are an extension of developer Eurovento's Paxareiras plant in Galicia, says Izar's Susana Castro, while site work has begun at another two plant in Galicia, where 63 of the 1.3 MW Bonus model will come online next year. The first, Tea (48.1 MW), also belongs to Eurovento, while the second, Peña Forcada, is being developed by utility Unión Fenosa, which has signed up for a further 13 units. Castro expects this new order to come online next year together with a further 12 machines for Galician developer Frinsa. She also confirms an order from German developer Energiekontor for 14, 1.3 MW turbines for Portugal. As a result, Izar-Bonus is expanding its Galician facility.
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