RWE starts 41MW Rea Unificado onshore wind farm in Spain
The German developer RWE has started the 41MW Rea Unificado onshore wind farm in Spain. It is the company’s 17th Spanish onshore wind farm.
The wind farm is located in Soria in the north-east of Spain.
It has been informed that the project consists of nine Nordex turbines and will supply around 30,000 Spanish homes with power annually.
According to RWE, the project is regarded as the first one to feature ‘Soft-Spot foundations,’ which increases stability and reduces the diameter of the foundation slabs and volume of the concrete used.
It will enable the project to be more cost-effective and environmentally more sustainable, the company stated.
So far, RWE operates onshore wind farms in Spain with a total capacity of over 480MW. Orkoien onshore wind project is currently under construction.
RWE chief executive officer for onshore wind and solar in Europe and Australia Katja Wünschel commented, “Rea Unificado is the first RWE wind farm where we installed our wind turbines on innovative resource-saving Soft-Spot foundations.”
It will significantly reduce construction and material costs while increasing stability, he stated.