EGP builds first Brazil wind farm

Siemens SWT-2.3-108 turbines for the Windthorst 2 plant are produced in the US

The plant uses Siemens 2.3MW turbines

Italian renewables giant Enel Green Power (EGP) has completed the construction of Primavera, its first wind project in Brazil, located in Morro do Chapéu in Bahia state.

The first of three stages to be completed at the Cristal wind power complex, the new plant comprises 13 2.3MW Siemens turbines for a total capacity of 30MW.

Once completed, the €165m ($226m) Cristal project will have a total capacity of 90MW.

The company did not specify a completion or operations schedule for the complex.

EGP, which is building the wind farms through its subsidiary Enel Brasil Participacoes, won the contracts for the plants in the September 2010 wind-power tender. It has also been recently awarded a contract for 11MW of solar Log in to read complete article.

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