Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Acciona Windpower said its AW125/3000 model has been passed as complying with Brazil’s local-content rules, completing the process for its product range there.
125-metre-rotor low-wind machine joins the list of turbines with Finame
accreditation from Brazil’s development bank BNDES, meaning developers that use
it are eligible for the best finance rates.
Windpower said it has 51 Brazilian orders on its books for the AW125/3000, as
well as 90 for its sister model, the medium-speed AW116/3000, which already has the Finame OK.
emerged as a key market for Acciona, which has one production plant already
running in Brazil and a second due to open later this year.
Acciona Windpower’s director in Brazil, Christiano
Forman said: “The certification of our full range of AW3000 wind turbines with
the new Finame standards represents a major boost to our position in the
Brazilian market, in which we have a very competitive product that will surely
have a good future.”