Alstom wins €320m contract to supply wind turbines in Brazil

21 July 2014 (Last Updated July 21st, 2014 18:30)

Alstom has secured a contract from Renova Energia to supply turbines for the Umburanas wind farm complex in Bahia State, Brazil.

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Alstom has secured a contract from Renova Energia to supply turbines for the Umburanas wind farm complex in Bahia State, Brazil.

Under the approximately €320m contract, Alstom will supply, install and commission 127 wind turbines in the Umburanas complex.

The wind complex will have a total generating capacity of 355.5MW, which is enough to meet the demands of 700,000 people.

The wind turbines, composed of ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 models, will be delivered between January 2017 and January 2018.

The new contract is part of an agreement signed between both companies in 2013, involving the supply of more than 440 wind turbines, for a minimum installed capacity of 1.5 GW.

The agreement also includes operation and maintenance services, for more than €1bn.

"Our partnership with Renova Energia is one of the largest onshore agreements in the wind industry globally."

Alstom Wind business senior vice-president Yves Rannou said: "Our partnership with Renova Energia is one of the largest onshore agreements in the wind industry globally. This new order confirms the positive development of this agreement, which aims to offer sustainable and clean energy to the population."

Alstom's manufacturing unit in Camaçari will produce the wind turbines.

The company claims that all of its wind turbines are based upon the unique and proven Alstom Pure Torque rotor support concept that protects the drive train from deflection loads, ensuring higher reliability and lower maintenance costs.

As of today, Alstom has signed contracts for the equivalent of 2.5GW of wind power capacity in Brazil.


Image: Alstom wind turbine ECO100, in Turkey Senkoy. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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