MADRID, 8 (EUROPA PRESS)
"After passing this important administrative milestone, the project faces the final stretch of its start-up, as it is only in need of obtaining the building permit, which will enable the company to start, foreseeably in the last quarter of this year, the construction of this renewable facility", the company has underlined.
Capital Energy's first wind farm in Portugal, Zonda, will be developed by the company's subsidiary in the country, Infinita Energia.
In addition, Capital Energy is negotiating with different suppliers "renowned in the sector" the contract for the supply of the wind turbines that will equip this wind farm, a process that is expected to be completed in December 2022.
Zonda will be located in Penafiel, a town in the district of Oporto, and will have an access power of around 46 megawatts (MW), distributed among nine turbines of 5.5 MW of unitary power.
Each year it will produce more than 110,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean electricity, equivalent to the energy consumption of more than 43,000 Portuguese households, and will prevent the emission of almost 41,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
In addition, the construction of the wind farm will mobilize investments of 50 million euros, will lead to the creation of approximately 290 jobs during the peak periods of the works and will have a tax contribution of almost 500,000 euros, according to the company's forecasts.
COMMITMENT TO PORTUGAL
Capital Energy has emphasized that Portugal occupies "an essential place in the company's ambitious clean energy project" and highlighted that it has a portfolio of around 50 renewable projects with a total capacity of 2,500 MW.
"The construction of this portfolio would imply an investment of some 2,600 million euros, as well as the creation of some 14,500 jobs," the firm has detailed.
In addition, Infinita Energia could generate around 6,400 gigawatt hours (GWh), enough to satisfy with clean electricity the energy consumption of "more than 2.5 million Portuguese households", also avoiding the emission of around 2.4 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.