The move keeps Gran Canaria right on the cutting edge of wind power technology as the 154 metre turbine currently at Arinaga is the world's largest.
At 205 metres in height and with a bladespan of 180 metres the behemoth is capale of generating 8 Mw of power.
The windmill is designed and made by Spanish wind energy specialist Gamesa. It plans to test two new giant turbine designs at Arinaga in 2016.
Installation of a 200 metre turbine with a blade span of 170 metres is sheduled for the first quarter of 2016 after work is completed on a new foundation. The 205 metre monster goes in later on in the year.
Source: Canarias 7