Alstom signs €320m Brazil deal

The deal includes ECO122 turbines

The deal includes ECO122 turbines

France's Alstom has signed a €320m ($432.6m) contract with Renova Energia in Brazil to supply the 355.5MW Umburanas wind project, in the northeastern part of the country.

Located in Bahia State, the project will see Alstom deliver, erect and commission 127 ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 wind turbines at the complex between January 2017 and January 2018.

The order is part of an agreement signed between the companies in 2013, involving the supply of more than 440 wind turbines for a minimum installed capacity of 1.5GW, says Alstom.

The agreement also includes operation and maintenance services worth more than €1bn.

"Our partnership with Renova Energia is one of the largest onshore agreements in the wind industry globally," said Yves Rannou, senior vice president of Alstom Wind.

The wind turbines will be produced at Alstom’s manufacturing unit in Camaçari.

Alstom said it has signed contracts for the equivalent of 2.5GW of wind power capacity in the South American country.

Earlier this month, Alstom also signed a contract with Brazilian generator Tractebel Energia to commission the 97.2MW Trairí II project.

Alstom’s onshore wind business is due to pass to GE of the US under the deal struck between the two companies that is due to close next year.

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