The El Escudo wind farm will be the first in the world to use BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology for its construction, with the aim of carrying out exhaustive control and guaranteeing that environmental and heritage protection criteria are met in every part of the process.
In collaboration with the Cantabrian company Ingecid, a digital model will be made to anticipate any deviation from the design during construction. The BIM methodology brings added quality to any construction process, bringing together in a specific software all the information from all the specialists involved in the design and execution of a project. In this way, it is capable of carrying out a reliable 3D modelling of what will be, in this case, the Escudo Wind Farm, anticipating possible problems or mismatches between the different layers of such a complex project. In addition to anticipating a digital twin of what will be a physical structure, this technology processes and interrelates a huge volume of information - tens of thousands of documents - so that professionals experience an improved work experience in terms of information management. The El Escudo wind farm will be developed by Iberdrola and Biocantaber. Ingecid emerged as a spin-off from the University of Cantabria.