Technical visit to a wind farm with 3.0MW wind turbines

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Technical visit to a wind farm with 3.0MW wind turbines followed by a cocktail with typical products of the region.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Departure: 16:00 from Fira de Barcelona (North Entrance).
Return:       21:30 Return to Barcelona. The bus will stop at different hotels

ACCIONA, in partnership with EWEA, offers you the opportunity to visit the Serra de Vilobí II wind farm during the EWEA 2014 Conference & Exhibition. It was one of the last wind farms installed in Spain before the establishment of a moratorium on the construction of renewable energy plants in 2012.

Developed, constructed, owned and operated by ACCIONA Energía, it consists of three AW116/3000 turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology. Each turbine has a capacity of 3 MW and a rotor diameter of 116 meters, which means a swept area of 10,568 square meters. This model, designed for sites with average wind speeds, is installed on concrete towers with a hub height of 100 meters.

The AW3000 wind turbine is the most developed wind power range of ACCIONA Windpower. It has had a very good reception in the market, with orders for around 1,200 MW in 2013 for wind farms in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, South Africa, Turkey and Spain. The range includes models with rotor diameters of 100, 109, 116 and 125 meters, mounted on steel or concrete towers with hub heights from 87.5 to 120 meters above the ground.

The Serra de Vilobí II wind farm, located in the municipality of Tarrés (Lleida province), produces clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 6,000 households a year, avoiding the emission of 19,000 metric tons of CO2 per annum from conventional coal-fired power stations.

Programme:

  • 16:00-17:30: Transfer to the Serra de Vilobí II wind farm, located in Tarrés (Lleida)
  • 17:30-18:30: Visit to AW116/3000 turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology, with a technical explanation of their operation.
  • 18:30-18:45: Transfer to the ‘Simó de Palau’ restaurant.
  • 18:45-20:00. Cocktail. Tasting session of typical foods and wines of the area (Conca de Barberà).
  • 20:00-21:30: Return to Barcelona.

The visitors will receive an explanation of the main technical features of this advanced turbine from expert personnel under real operating conditions.

The visit will be followed by a cocktail in the wine cellar of a picturesque restaurant in the area where you will be able to taste typical products of Catalan cuisine, including the popular calçots, a spring onion that is traditionally eaten grilled at the end of the winter. Cavas and wines from the wine-producing area of Conca de Barberà will also be served.

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme for this visit, which is organised and sponsored by ACCIONA with support from EWEA.

This visit is fully booked, however you can enquire for last minute availability onsite at the registration desks.

Sponsored and organised by ACCIONA, with the support of EWEA

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