Spanish utilty company Endesa has begun construction of two wind farms on the island of Sicily off Italy with a total installed capacity of 56 MW.
The wind farms, located in Trapani and Vizzini, are expected to begin operations in summer 2006 and will be developed at a total cost of €66 million.
The wind farms will consist of 66 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kW. The Trapani wind farm will have 38 wind generators totalling capacity of 32.3 MW while the Vizzini farm will have 28 wind turbines, giving it capacity of 23.8 MW.
Endesa currently has 20 MW of wind capacity in Sardinia and has signed a framework agreement to acquire with Gamesa’s Italian wind farms with a total installed capacity of 200 MW over the next three years or less.