Alstom Renewable Power has signed a letter of intent with Casa dos Ventos to provide 68 wind turbines for new projects in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The contract is expected to be signed by the end of September.
Under the €230 million ($302.7 million) agreement, Alstom will supply 68 wind ECO 122 wind turbines totaling 180 MW of capacity and operation and maintenance for wind farms located in João Câmara. The turbines will be built at Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Bahia state.
Alstom has already secured three contracts in Brazil’s wind power market. The first one, worth €100 million ($131.6 million), was signed in July 2010 with the Brazilian company Desenvix, a subsidiary of the group Engevix, for the construction of a 90 MW complex in Bahia, including 10 years of operation and maintenance. The Brotas complex is composed of three wind farms equipped with 57 Alstom ECO 86 wind turbines, with a power of 1.67 MW per unit.
In 2011, the company signed a contract worth approximately €200 million ($263.1 million) for the construction and maintenance of three wind farms for Brasventos S.A., which will be installed in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The order includes supply, installation, commissioning and long-term maintenance of the ECO 86 wind turbines.
In 2012, Alstom signed a $171 million contract with Odebrecht Energia to equip four wind farms in southern Brazil. The Corredor do Senandes II, III and IV, and Vento Aragano I wind farms, located in Rio Grande do Sul, will have a total capacity of 108 MW. Alstom will supply, install and commission 40 ECO 122 wind turbines, with a power per unit of 2.7 MW. In addition to the wind turbines, Alstom will be in charge of the supply and assembly of the electrical systems and substations of the entire complex.
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