Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola has begun turbine assembly for a new 202 MW wind farm in the U.S. state of Texas, a project with an investment cost of $400 million, the company said Tuesday.
The Baffin wind farm will form part of the Peñascal complex, where two other wind parks are already in operation: Peñascal I and Peñascal II, each with installed capacity of 202 MW, Iberdrola said in a press release.
Once completed, this wind-energy complex will have combined installed capacity of 606 MW and become the Spanish company's largest renewable energy facility worldwide.
Since work began in 2009 and by the time Baffin is commissioned at the end of 2014, "some 400 local construction jobs will have been created and an operation and maintenance team of more than 30 members will have been formed," Iberdrola said. EFE