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BZ - Acciona wins 195 MW Brazil wind farm deal

Acciona has won a turbine supply contract from Brazil for a 195MW wind farm to be developed by the joint venture between Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Actis.

According to the deal, Acciona will provide 65 of its AW125/3000 machines for a complex in the state of Piauí.

In addition, Acciona will operate and maintain the turbines for 15 years.

The project will include eight wind farms, Lagoa do Barro 1 through 7 and Queimada Nova.

The turbine delivery will begin in 2017 and the plant is expected to begin operations in the second half of 2018.

The main components of the turbines will be manufactured in Brazil and the nacelles will be assembled at the company’s new plant in Simoes Filho, Bahia.

The Lagoa do Barro and Queimada Nova sites were awarded to Atlantic by the Brazilian government in November 2014.

As per the contract, Acciona has now sold 1020 MW of its AW3000 turbines in Brazil.

Recently, Acciona has opened a new concrete tower production plant in Mexico.

The $650m Ventika complex will feature 84 units of 3 MW Acciona Wind power turbines and will have an installed capacity of around 252 MW.

The plants will generate concrete segments for towers using the in-house technology developed by Acciona.

The farms located at General Escobedo, near Monterrey will be operated and maintained by Acciona for 15 years. These plants are slated to go live in 2016.

In another initiative, ACCIONA has completed a turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy for the development of 165 MW Cameron Wind farm, purchased by IKEA.

According to the agreement, 55 ACCIONA AW125/3000 turbines will be supplied under a 20-year Full Service Warranty.

Each turbine will have a rotor diameter of 125 meters and a 3 megawatt generator mounted on an 87.5 meter steel tower, delivering maximum energy production for the site.


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