ACCIONA Windpower, an ACCIONA group subsidiary dedicated to the designing and manufacturing wind turbines, has completed a turbine-supply agreement with Building Energy for a 30-MW wind project located in central Iowa. Building Energy is a global renewable energy company with experience in 24 countries worldwide.
Under the agreement, ACCIONA Windpower will deliver 10 AW125-3000 turbines, and provide operations and maintenance services to the project for 10 years. The turbines will have a rotor diameter of 125 m and a 3-MW generator that’s mounted on an 87.5-m steel tower. This configuration is designed for maximum production at the lowest cost of energy.
ACCIONA Windpower will support the project from its North American headquarters in West Branch, Iowa. The project expands ACCIONA Windpower’s footprint in the U.S. to over 1,400 MW.
The Iowa project will be Building Energy’s first wind farm in the U.S. The project is expected to be online by November 2016 and will supply electricity to Alliant Energy.
“ACCIONA Windpower is proud to partner with Building Energy to further the growth of clean energy here in Iowa and around the globe,” said Enrique Teruel, CEO of ACCIONA Windpower North America. “We are confident that ACCIONA Windpower’s turbine technology will help make this project a success.”
“Building Energy is delighted to collaborate with ACCIONA Windpower, a major player in the wind power sector. We have chosen this company for their expertise and the performance of its turbines, which is a crucial factor for the project outcome.” said Andrea Braccialarghe, Building Energy Managing Director USA.
As mentioned, ACCIONA Windpower has achieved sales in the U.S. of over 1,400 MW, making the American market the largest outside Spain for the company. Of this capacity, 537 MW belongs to its most advanced platform, the AW3000 of which the company has sold 2,577 MW in nine countries.
Among the major contracts signed in the USA are 165 MW for the Cameron wind farm in Texas, the largest renewable project by IKEA in the world, and the 300-MW Green Pastures wind farm (also in Texas) for the investment fund manager Capital Dynamics.
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