A contract worth around €130 million
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Odebrecht Energia for the supply of four wind farms in the South of Brazil . The contract was signed in the context of the reserve energy auction, A-3 . The wind farms, Corredor do Senandes II, III and IV, and Vento Aragano I, which are located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, will reach a total capacity of 108 MW.
Alstom will supply, install and commission 40 ECO 122 wind turbines, particularly suitable for the region’s wind conditions. Launched in 2011 by Alstom, this 2.7 MW wind turbine has the largest diameter rotor in this class segment. In addition to the wind turbines, Alstom will be responsible for the supply and installation of electrical systems and substations throughout the complex.
The wind turbines will be manufactured at Alstom's new plant inaugurated in Bahia state in November 2011 to produce the most modern models of turbines. The wind farms are scheduled to start commercial operation in late 2013.
Alstom’s wind turbines are all based on the company’s unique Alstom PURE TORQUER rotor support concept, a unique mechanical project that protects the drive train and other components from deflection loads.
Present in Brazil for over 55 years, Alstom has installed almost 40% of the power generation equipment in the country. Since 2010, Alstom has been selected in Brazil to provide 400 MW in three wind projects.
Alfonso Faubel, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Power’s Wind business said: “By selecting us as its partner for its first wind contract, Odebrecht has given a strong indication of its confidence in the quality and reliability of Alstom’s products. This contract also confirms Alstom’s expansion in the wind market in Brazil.”
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including thermal (coal, nuclear, gas...) and renewable ones (hydro, wind, solar...) and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of over € 20.9 billion in 2010/11.
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