Voltalia starts operation at 30MW Terral wind farm in Brazil

15 January 2015 (Last Updated January 15th, 2015 18:30)

France-based renewable power producer Voltalia has commissioned the 30MW Terral wind farm in Brazil.

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France-based renewable power producer Voltalia has commissioned the 30MW Terral wind farm in Brazil.

The facility has been equipped with ten 3MW wind turbines, and represents completion of the second phase of the Areia Branca project.

The project is due to be completed by February 201. It is still awaiting the commissioning of another ten 3MW turbines at the Carcara 1 wind farm.

Completion of the Areia Branca cluster will raise Voltalia’s wind power capacity to 90MW in the country.

The firm also has two other ongoing projects, namely the 108MW SMG and the 93MW Vamcruz projects, both in Brazil.

"Completion of the Areia Branca cluster will raise Voltalia’s wind power capacity to 90MW in Brazil."

Commissioning of the Terral wind farm has raised the firm’s total production capacity to 133.1MW, up until the end of 2014.

Voltalia chief executive officer Sébastien Clerc said: "The launch of second wind farm in Areia Branca (Brazil) marks the end of a year teeming with strategic, operational and financial achievements."

Voltalia develops and operates numerous projects across multiple sectors including wind, solar, hydropower, and biomass.

The firm has also initiated an effort to raise €30m through a private placement in order to develop its renewable energy business.

Voltalia revealed it experienced prominent growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, and expects the consolidated revenues for the year to be around €27.6m, which is 48.1% more compared to 2013 figures.


Image: The 30MW Terral wind farm is the second phase of the Areia Branca project in Brazil. Photo: courtesy ofdan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.