Alstom gets 108 MW order from Brazil

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. In a reserve capacity auction the distribution company does not buy the electricity. Instead the government pays the power plants for their availability and a charge payable by all consumers covers the costs.

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 with a rated power of 2.7 MW each. 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. The wind farms are scheduled to start commercial operation in late 2013.

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.” Present in Brazil for over 55 years, Alstom has installed almost 40 % of the power generation equipment in the country. Since 2010, the company has been selected in Brazil to provide 400 MW in three wind projects.

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