Iberdrola moves forward with its renewable plans in Greece and starts construction of the Askio III wind ranch

Iberdrola moves forward with its renewable plans in Greece and starts construction of the Askio III wind ranch


Iberdrola is making progress in the development of its renewable energy systems in Greece with the launch of construction of the50.4 MW Askio III wind ranch. This installation will be located next to the Askio mountain, near the megacity of Kozani, in the region of Western Macedonia.) During construction, the design will induce an normal of 75 jobs, with peaks of over to 150jobs.The wind ranch will have 12 wind turbines with a unit capacity of4.2 MW, with 70-metre-long blades and a rotor periphery (the set of blades and the piece that joins them to the main shaft) of 150 metres. The blade lifter fashion was chosen for transporting the blades, which minimises the environmental impact associated with the transport of these factors, in line with Iberdrola’s commitment to sustainability in all its conditioning. This system is grounded on a 10-axle caravan that incorporates an articulated platform which, in addition to rotating, can cock vertically, making it possible to move it along being roads and tracks. In this way, it reduces the need to make fresh accesses and reduces the environmental and geographyimpact.The company expects to complete the work next afterlife and therefore avoid the frequent snowfalls that generally do in the area in the downtime months. In addition to this challenge, the workshop are conditioned by the steepness of the terrain and the delicate rainfall conditions in the highmountains.In addition to Askio III, the Iberdrola group is also erecting the33.6 MW Mikronoros wind ranch in Greece (in Rhodopi) and plans to start construction this time on the 18 MW Rokani (in Viotia), which will have the largest wind turbines available, and the37.8 MW Askio II, also inKozani.The Iberdrola group is committed to technological invention and effectiveness to develop competitive renewable powers, which are essential to advance in the energy transition towards a decarbonised model and combat climate change.