Brazilian firm Flessak Energia Eolica Ltd and Global Blade Technology (GBT), based in the Netherlands, have announced the start of GBT do Brazil Equipamentos Eolicos . The new company will focus on the production of molds and blades for the Brazilian wind-energy market. A new plant, with a capacity for two blade production lines, will be built near Toledo, Brazil.
One line at the new plant will be dedicated to producing blades for the new 900-kW direct drive turbine that the Brazilian firm will start delivering to the Brazil market in 2013. Its CEO says: ”It’s fundamental to enter the business with a partner like GBT.” In making the announcement, GBT Managing Director Arthur Schuler da Igreja said, “The start of GBT Brazil is a great next step in the growth of wind energy in southern Brazil. With pull from the 900-kW turbine, and the technology and global network, we are in position to deliver technically advanced blades. Capacity will be available to serve other company blade needs as well”. Production is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2013.
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