Alstom awarded wind farm contracts in Brazil

Votalia Energia do Brasil has handed Alstom a $17.8m contract to provide electrical balance of plant systems at two wind farms in north-east Brazil totalling 201MW.

The contract includes medium and high voltage systems and the French company will be responsible for the construction of the collection system, step-up substation, transmission line and connecting bays.
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High voltage equipment will be manufactured locally in Alstom’s (Euronext: ALO) plants at Itajubá and Canoas.

The São Miguel do Gostoso complex with a total capacity of 108MW is located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and is made up of four wind farms – Carnaúbas, Reduto, São Cristo and São João, each with 27 MW. It so is scheduled to start commercial operations in March 2015.

Meanwhile the Vila Amazonas complex, in the state of Ceará, has a total capacity of 93MW from Junco 1, Junco 2 of 24 MW each, Caiçara 1 of 27 MW and Caiçara 2 of 18 MW. They should start serving the grid in 2016.

“In the past year, Alstom has been selected in Brazil for more than 10 projects in the wind energy sector… reinforcing Alstom’s growing leadership in the wind segment in Brazil,” said Alstom Grid vice president Sergio Gomes.

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