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Atlantic Renewable Energies starts construction of 195MW wind complex in Brazil

Published 14 July 2017

Atlantic Renewable Energies has started the construction of the 195MW Lagoa do Barro Wind Farm Complex in Piaui state of Brazil.

The wind complex is expected to cost about BRL1.3bn ($404.8m) and will be spread across in an area of more than 2800 hectares.

It will have eight wind farms with an installed capacity of 195MW produced by 65 turbines.

Technical details about the wind turbines such as the turbine-manufacturer and model have not been disclosed. 

Atlantic Renewable Energies is a Curitiba, Southern Brazil based company, operating since 2009. And, this is the fifth time that the company has taken up a renewable project in the Brazil. The company has been developing, implementing and operating renewable projects to generate electricity.

Presently, Atlantic has operations in Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina and a 652MW of power has already been sold.

By combining wind farms and a small hydroelectric power station (or PCH, Pequena Central Hidreletrica), Atlantic claims to have established a safe and profitable business model for investors, keeping its commitment to supplying clean and reliable energy.

Atlantic stated: "The cornerstone of Atlantic's developments is quality, featuring high levels of capacity and guaranteed power generation. The company is also committed to a management model that follows the principles of ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance), adopts high technology and comprises a staff of qualified professionals who guarantee reliable operations."  

Image: Atlantic Renewable Energies begins construction of 195MW wind farm in Brazil. Photo: Courtesy of Steve Ralston/FreeImages.com.