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Alstom will connect wind projects for Voltalia in Brazil

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Alstom has signed two contracts, valued at €14 million, to supply Voltalia Energia do Brasil with Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) systems. The systems will connect two wind farm complexes in the northeast of Brazil, São Miguel do Gostoso and Vila Amazonas, to the transmission grid, and inject approximately 201 MW of wind power into the Brazilian grid network. 

Alstom’s full turnkey scope includes medium and high voltage systems (equipment and services). Alstom will be responsible for the construction of the system that collects energy from each wind turbine, the step up substation, transmission line and connecting bays to the grid. High voltage equipment will be manufactured locally in Alstom’s plants, Itajubá and Canoas, in Brazil. 

“In the past year, Alstom has been selected in Brazil for more than 10 projects in the wind energy sector. We are proud to be selected by Voltalia for these two contracts, reinforcing Alstom’s growing leadership in the wind segment in Brazil,” said Sergio Gomes, Vice-President of Alstom Grid.

 

About Alstom

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 hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.

 

Alstom Grid has one clear vision: to develop innovative solutions for a flexible, reliable, affordable and sustainable electrical grid, everywhere. We design, manufacture, install and service the power transmission and distribution products and systems that empower the planet’s low carbon economy... for now and for the future.

 

Alstom Grid has over 130 years’ experience and ranks among the top three in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €3.5 billion. Alstom Grid’s 17,000 employees are spread across 87 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide and have one common mission: be our customers’ trusted partner, from the source to the city.

 

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Mariana Maciel (Alstom Brazil and Latin America) – Tel: + 55 11 3612-7074; mariana.maciel@crn.alstom.com

Ana Paula Mattar (Alstom Brazil and Latin America) – Tel.: +5511 3612-7079; anapaula.mattar@cdn.com.br