Brazil's Chesf taps Gamesa, Wobben

An existing Chesf wind farm in Brazil

An existing Chesf wind farm in Brazil

Brazil's biggest generator Chesf secured agreements for 127MW more wind power in the nation’s A-5 tender, held last week.

The three wind projects will use turbines from Wobben and Gamesa, Recharge has learned.

All the wind capacity won in the auction are extensions of previous projects that Chesf had gained in recent tender rounds.

The 51.3MW Sento Sé project will use machines from Enercon's subsidiary Wobben. The plant will be built in the state of Bahia in partnership with local developer Brennand Energia.

Along with private investor Sequoia Capital, Chesf won another 24MW in Bahia, where the Pindaí project will deploy Gamesa's machines.

In the giant Casa Nova wind project, also in Bahia, the total capacity was raised to 232MW, after Chesf secured 52MW in the A-5. Wobben will provide the turbines. The existing 180MW, which is already under construction and delayed, uses Argentina's Impsa turbines.

The A-5 tender contracted a total of 2.33GW of wind generation due to come online by May 2018.

In 2013, Brazil inked over 4.6GW of wind power-purchase agreements (PPAs).

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