Acciona in line for Brazil 117MW

Spain’s Acciona Windpower is in line to supply a further 117MW to Brazilian developer Rio Energy, adding to a 90MW turbine deal confirmed today.

The Spanish manufacturer signed a letter of intent for an extra 39 turbines for developments at the Itarema wind complex awarded in Brazil’s most recent A-3 national tender.

That adds to 90MW it won for Itarema in the Brazilian tender held in November 2013.

Under that deal, Acciona will deliver 30 of its 3MW turbines to the complex that Rio Energy is developing in the state of Ceara.

They include a mixture of its AW116/3000 and AW125/3000 variants and will be delivered in 2015.

Turbines in the 90MW firm order will be mounted on 100- and 120-metre concrete towers made locally at Acciona's newly-opened plant in Rio Grande do Norte.

According to Acciona, it has five supply contacts in Brazil worth 513MW with the prospect of “considerably increasing this figure in the next few weeks”.

The Spanish producer already has a hub plant up and running in Brazil and will bring a nacelle factory online by the end of this year – both located in the wind-rich state of Bahia.