Alstom has signed a contract worth nearly 200 million euros to build and service three wind farms in Brazil for Brasventos SA, a special-purpose company composed of J. Malucelli Energia (51%), Eletrobras Eletronorte (24.5%) and Eletrobras Furnas (24.5%).
The wind farms will be located in Rio Grande do Norte and will have a forecasted production of 580,000 MWh per year.
The scope of the order includes the supply, installation, commissioning and long-term servicing of ECO 86 wind turbines, which are suited for the region's medium- to high-wind conditions and complex coastal terrain, according to Alstom.
The wind farms will be equipped with Alstom's supervisory control and data acquisition system, enabling local and remote access to wind turbine data for optimized operation and maintenance. The wind turbine generators will be manufactured in Alstom's new manufacturing plant in Bahia, Brazil, combined with partial supplies from Alstom's plant in Bunuel, Spain.