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Acciona wins 195MW wind turbine contract in Brazil

CTBR Staff Writer Published 24 March 2015

Acciona has secured a contract to supply turbines for a 195MW wind power complex in the State of Piauí, northest Brazil.


The project, which is being jointly developed by Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Actis. Will feature eight wind farms: Lagoa do Barro I-VII and Queimada Nova.

The contract requires Acciona to deliver 65 of its AW125/3000 turbines, which will be mounted on 120m high concrete towers .

Turbine delivery is due to start in 2017, while the project is expected to start operations in the second semester of 2018.

Acciona will operate and maintain the wind turbines for 15 years. The main components of the machines will be manufactured in Brazil.

Nacelle and tower assembly will take place at Acciona's facility in Bahia, with the blades also purchased locally.

Acciona Windpower Brasil director Christiano Forman said: "We are very pleased with this new agreement with Atlantic, which highlights the confidence of major players in the Brazilian wind power sector in our turbine, and the suitability of our product to give the best response to the needs of wind power developers."

Acciona said the latest deal takes it past the 1GW mark for Brazilian orders of the AW3000 wind turbines.

Earlier in 2015, Acciona won a 117MW contract from Rio Energy to supply 39 AW3000 turbines for the Itarema wind power complex in the Brazilian state of Ceará.

Image: Manufacturing work on AW3000 wind turbines. Photo: Courtesy of ACCIONA.