|Brasventos chooses Alstom for Rio Grande do Norte project|
|Sunday, 03 July 2011 11:09|
Brasventos announced last month that it has contracted Alstom to construct and manage three wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte. ECO 86 wind turbines, optimised for medium-to-high wind coastal conditions, will be installed as part of the deal, which is worth almost EUR200 million in total. The turbines are based on the ALSTOM PURE TORQUE™ rotor support design which deflects forces buffeting wind to protect the drive train and gearbox.
The turbines will be manufactured in Alstom’s new plant in Bahia. Alstom turbines are also installed in Bahia, where the company won a EUR100 million contract one year ago for a 90 MW project being developed by Desenvix, a subsidiary of the Engevix group.
The farms in Rio Grande do Norte, which will be equipped with the SCADA system developed by Alstom, are projected to have annual production of 580,000 MWh.
Brasventos is owned by J. Malucelli Energia (51%), Eletrobras Eletronorte (24.5%) and Eletrobras Furnas (24.5%).