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Construction starts on Galician wind plants  

Enel Union Fenosa Renovables (Eufer) has started construction of two wind plants in Galicia, north-western Spain as part of a strategic wind power project for the area.

The plants of Casa and Coto de Codesas, located in the provinces of Lugo and La Coruna, respectively, will be operational by the end of the year and will have an installed capacity of 77MW.

The Casa wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 29.9MW, will be composed of 13 Siemens wind turbines of 2.3MW each.

Eufer has also started construction of the Coto de Codesas wind plant. In the first phase of the project 20 wind turbines with a capacity of 0.85MW each will be installed.

Construction will be completed by the end of the year, to be followed by the second phase, which will involve the installation of a maximum of 35 turbines, bringing the total potential capacity of the plant to 46.8MW. The total annual generation capacity of the installation will be 201.6GWh.

These two projects are part of the broader 28MW from hydroelectric power and about 100MW from wind farms that Eufer is planning to roll out this year in Galicia. During 2007, the renewable energy company plans to achieve at least 300MW of renewable energy.

By Stephen McNamara


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