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Iberdrola launches new project in Andalusia

Iberdrola SA announced today that construction on the 15-MW El Puntal II wind farm in Malaga, southern Spain, has begun. This is the company’s first wind project in the Andalusia region since the new investment cycle began.

According to the Spanish company, the wind farm would include three turbines with a rotor diameter of 145 meters (475.7 feet) and a total height of 163.5 meters from the ground to the tip of the blade, about equal to the height of the Iberdrola Tower skyscraper in Bilbao.

The turbines at El Puntal II will be the largest and most powerful that Iberdrola has ever utilized in Spain, according to the company, which declined to name the manufacturer.

The project will be built between the provinces of Malaga and Seville, and will consist of three wind farms with a total capacity of 79 MW.

The 36-MW Martin de la Jara wind farm, which will be completed shortly, will be located next to El Puntal II. According to Iberdrola, the third project, the 28-MW San Cristobal, is still in the approval process.

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