The Nordex Group has secured a major contract for the delivery of 65, AW125/3000 wind turbines. The Lagoa do Barro wind project is composed of eight individual wind farms that will be installed in the state of Piaui in north-eastern Brazil. The wind power systems are to be delivered and installed from mid-2017.
The turbines are designed to make optimum use of the high wind speeds prevailing at these sites. Accordingly, the project planners expect to achieve an above-average capacity factor of around 58%.
The customer and future operator of the wind farms is Atlantic Renewable Energy, a developer and operator of wind and hydropower projects in Brazil. The company is owned by private equity fund Actis, one of the leading investors in the fast-growing emerging markets.
With their commitment to sustainability, both companies are focusing on efficient power stations that can operate with a minimum environmental impact. Moreover, the projects have been structured to increase local manufacturing content.
For this reason, the Nordex Group will be using locally produced towers for the Lagoa do Barro complex. “This reduces capex, minimizes the environmental impact, and creates local jobs,” explains Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer at Nordex SE.
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