ACCIONA Windpower has entered the Brazilian wind energy market by securing a contract for a wind farm in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in the country.
ACCIONA will supply, install and maintain 40 3 MW wind turbines for the 120 MW Atlantica wind farm, which is owned by CPFL Renovaveis, a subsidiary of Brazilian utility CPFL Group. The contract covers the supply and field installation of the turbines, as well as the operation and maintenance of the wind park for a period of 15 years.
In addition, ACCIONA plans to construct a wind power component assembly plant in Brazil.
CPFL Renovaveis is the renewable energy company of CPFL Energia, the largest private utility in Brazil. It operates in power generation, distribution, trading and services.