Alstom to supply wind turbines for project in Brazil

Alstom signed a contract worth nearly $33 million with Enerplan, a power company from the Brazilian group Oleoplan, to supply wind turbines to the Pontal wind project in the south of Brazil.

The equipment will be installed in a new wind farm located in Viamão, city of Rio Grande do Sul State. The commissioning of Pontal project is scheduled at the end of 2015.

The company will supply 10 units of ECO 122 wind turbines, generating 2.7 MW each. The ECO 122 wind turbine has the biggest rotor diameter within the 2 MW to 3 MW onshore turbine segment. It combines high power and high capacity factor1 to boost energy yield in low wind regions, and thus fits perfectly with the Brazilian wind conditions.

The nacelles of the wind turbines will be manufactured at Alstom's plant in Bahia State and the towers will be produced at Alstom’s new facility in Canoas, improving the local economy, and taking full advantage of the company’s investments in the country. Alstom will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wind turbines for five years.

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