Vestas will supply 86 units of the company’s V110-2.0 MW turbines for six wind farms across the state of Bahía in northeastern Brazil. The full 172-MW of wind-power contracts comprise supply and installation of the turbines in compliance with the local content requirements set by the BNDES.
Turbine delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2017, and commissioning is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“Today’s orders cover six different sites across Bahía and is a great example of how well-suited the V110-2.0 MW is for Brazil, its wind conditions, and geographical span,” said Marco Graziano, President of Vestas Mediterranean. “Brazil was Vestas’ fifth largest market for order intake in 2015, and we have a strategic ambition to grow further there. With our increased presence, order intake, and BNDES-accreditation, we are on the right track.”
Vestas has been present in Brazil since 2000 and announced 376 MW in firm orders in 2015. In addition to the sales office in Sao Paulo, Vestas has recently inaugurated a hub and nacelle production facility in Aquiraz (Ceará), and has established a successful partnership for producing blades and generators locally.
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