Renewable energy has seen remarkable development in recent years, becoming notably more competitive and substantially altering the energy market. Financial backers invest in projects in the early stages, before construction, in order to bolster their portfolios with higher quality projects. Independent energy producers have also significantly increased their international activity by developing projects in new locations.
Both types of clients require comprehensive engineering and consulting services, provided by companies with the capacity to draw on multidisciplinary resources for engineering and permitting, tender and procurement services, and construction and commissioning management.
“Clean energy generation at Spain’s largest wind farm”
GECAMA wind farm (Castilla-La Mancha Wind Generation), has an installed capacity of 312 MW and is the largest wind project under construction in Spain. Located in the province of Cuenca, its 65 wind turbines of 4.8 MW each are located in Honrubia, Atalaya del Cañavate, Cañada Juncosa and Tébar, near the A-3 motorway between Madrid and Valencia. The wind farm consists of two intermediate 33/132 kV substations, which evacuate power to the main 132/400 kV substation. A 50 km 400 kV overhead power line transmits the energy to the interconnection point at Minglanilla substation, in the Spanish national grid (REE – Red Eléctrica Española).
TYPSA was commissioned by Enlight Renewable Energy, the owner of the wind farm, to provide owner’s engineering services, including project management, health and safety coordination, and construction supervision. The project began in June 2020 with preliminary field work and the preparation of the detailed engineering design. Civil engineering works began in September of the same year. Energisation works are scheduled to start at the end of 2021, and the wind farm will be authorised for commercial operation in May 2022. The farm will provide clean energy to some 260,000 Spanish households and prevent emissions of 150,000 t CO₂ per year.