The company signed a contract with the French multinational to supply wind turbines for a 66-MW wind farm in Bahia. AWP’s sales in Brazil reached a total of 1,185 MW at the end of last year.
ACCIONA Windpower, the subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group that designs, manufactures and sells wind turbines, incorporated EDF Energies Nouvelles into its client portfolio in Brazil in 2015 through a contract with the French multinational for the supply of 66 megawatts (MW) for the Ventos da Bahia I wind farm. The contract includes the transport, installation and start-up of the 3 MW turbines, plus their maintenance for five years.
The turbines are the AW125/3000 model – with a 125-meter rotor – and will be assembled in ACCIONA Windpower’s facility in Simões Filho (Bahia). They will be mounted on concrete towers of 100 and 120-meter height that will be also produced in Brazil.
This contract is one of those signed by ACCIONA Windpower in Brazil last year, with a total contracted capacity of 360 MW.
The first was with Atlantic Energias Renovaveis and the British investment fund Actis for the supply of 195 MW (65 turbines) for the Lagoa do Barro I-VII and Queimada Nova wind power complex in the State of Piauí.
The second, with Voltalia for the supply of 99 MW (33 machines) for the Vila Pará wind farm in Río Grande do Norte.
As a result, ACCIONA Windpower reached accumulated sales in Brazil of 1,185 MW at the end of the year, distributed among wind farms in five States: Rio Grande do Norte (390 MW), Rio Grande do Sul (327 MW), Ceará (207 MW), Piauí (195 MW) and Bahia (66 MW).
72% of the sales are of the AW 125/3000 model (rotor diameter 125 meters) and 28% of the AW 116/3000 (116-meter rotor).
ACCIONA Windpower presently has a workforce of more than 350 people in Brazil. The company’s activity has created or consolidated over 1,500 direct and indirect jobs in the country.