|Brennand Energia and CHESF order 40 turbines from Vestas for Bahia project|
|Friday, 15 July 2011 17:36|
Vestas has been awarded a contract for turbines with total capacity of 90 MW for projects in the State of Bahia, Brazil, from Brennand Energia and Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco (CHESF). The Brennand Energia/CHESF consortium, which is working in the ‘semi-arid’ region, in areas surrounding the São Francisco River in Bahia, has confirmed orders for ten V90-3.0MW turbines and 30 V100-2.0MW turbines. The turbines will be deployed in projects in São Pedro do Lago, Pedra Branca and Sete Gameleiras.
Vestas will deliver, install and commission the turbines and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system. It will subsequently undertake a ten year service contract, using its AOM 5000 solution, which optimises wind power plant output, ensuring that turbines are fully operational when the wind is blowing.
The turbines are expected to be delivered in early 2012 and the project will be operational by the end of the year. They will produce an estimated 332 GWh per year.
At the end of last year, Vestas had installed capacity in Brazil of over 200 MW.