Sawyer sees Brazil staying-power

GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer

GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer

Most of the international turbine manufacturers that have moved into Brazil’s wind market in recent years will try to stay the course and comply with new local- content rules, says Steve Sawyer.

“I think they will all try to make it work, even if the amount tendered is closer to 2GW or 2.5GW per year,” says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general.

Sawyer notes that Wobben, Impsa, Gamesa, Alstom and GE have already met the domestic-content criteria for preferential funding from the national development bank, BNDES, and other manufacturers, including Vestas, are close to doing so.

There is doubt as to whether some other companies, such as India’s Suzlon and Germany’s Siemens, are willing to make the investments needed to meet the Log in to read complete article.

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