Acciona Windpower To Supply Turbines for Building Energy’s First U.S. Wind Project


Acciona Windpower, an Acciona group subsidiary dedicated to the design, manufacture, and sale of wind turbines, has completed a turbine supply agreement with Building Energy, a multinational company operating as global integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, for a 30-MW wind power project located in central Iowa. Under the agreement, Acciona Windpower will deliver 10 AW125-3000 turbines and provide operations and maintenance services to the project for 10 years.

Each of the turbines will have a rotor diameter of 125 meters and a 3-MW generator mounted on an 87.5-meter steel tower, a configuration designed for maximum production at the lowest cost of energy. This project will expand Acciona Windpower’s footprint in the U.S. to over 1,400 MW. Acciona Windpower will support the project from its North American headquarters in West Branch, Iowa.

“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 a global renewable energy company with experience in 24 countries worldwide. The Iowa project will be Building Energy’s first wind farm in the U.S. It is expected to be online by November 2016 and will supply electricity to Alliant Energy.

“Building Energy is delighted to collaborate with Acciona Windpower, a major player in the wind power sector,” said Andrea Braccialarghe, Building Energy managing director, USA. “We have chosen this company for their expertise and the performance of their turbines, which is a crucial factor for the project outcome.” 

— Source: Acciona Windpower

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