Iberdrola advances in the development of its renewable projects in Greece with the start of construction of the 50.4 MW Askio III wind farm. This facility will be located next to the Askio mountain, near the city of Kozani (in the region of Western Macedonia).
During its construction, the project will generate an average of 75 jobs, with peaks of up to 150 jobs.
The park will have 12 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 4.2 MW, with blades 70 meters long and a rotor diameter (the set of blades and the piece that joins them to the main shaft) of 150 meters.
For the transport of the blades, the blade lifter technique has been chosen, which allows minimizing the environmental impact associated with the transport of these components, in line with Iberdrola’s commitment to sustainability in all its actions.
This method is based on a 10-axle trailer that incorporates an articulated platform that, in addition to turning, can tilt vertically, which makes it possible to move it along existing roads and tracks. In this way, it reduces the need to build additional accesses and reduces the environmental and landscape impact.
The company expects to finish the works next autumn and thus avoid the frequent snowfalls that are usually recorded in the area in the winter months. In addition to this challenge, the works are conditioned by the steepness of the terrain and the difficult weather of the high mountains.
In addition to Askio III, the Iberdrola group is also building the 33.6 MW Mikronoros wind farm in Greece in Rodopi and plans to start construction this year in Rokani in Viotia de Rokani, which will have the largest wind turbines available, and Askio II, 37.8MW, also in Kozani.
The Iberdrola group is committed to technological innovation and efficiency to develop competitive renewable energies, which are essential to advance the energy transition towards a decarbonized model and combat climate change.