IN DEPTH: Impsa cracking Brazil

Inside Impsa’s nacelle plant at the Port of Suape

Inside Impsa’s nacelle plant at the Port of Suape

It’s not easy being Argentine in Brazil, particularly when the two countries’ football teams meet in almost gladiatorial combat.

But the owners of turbine manufacturer Impsa have staked their fortunes on conquering the wind market in their giant neighbour.

From its origins as a producer of machinery for Argentina’s limited hydroelectric market, Impsa has reinvented itself as a front runner in Brazil’s fast-growing wind market.

The company has an impressive 1.26GW of turbines installed and on order in Brazil; the country’s largest wind turbine production capacity (1.4GW); a successful project development arm, Energimp; and formidable political contacts within federal and regional governments.

All its major investments in the past five years have been Log in to read complete article.

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