The Cuban city of Las Tunas will be home for Herradura 1 and Herradura 2, a vast wind complex, expected to begin construction in July. Chinese suppliers are providing cranes, drilling and excavating equipment and construction is finally ready to start later this week.
Omilton Rodriguez Rivas, Director of Investments for the Electric Company of Las Tunas, stated that wind turbines – also from Chinese suppliers – will arrive at the end of August, and operations are anticipated to commence by the end of the year. Herradura 1 and Herradura 2 together will have a capacity of about 100 MW.
This is the first project of the city’s national grid, as they are investing approximately US$ 100,000 for the development of additional renewable energy projects in the city.