NPS, WEG link for 3.3MW turbine

US wind turbine designer Northern Power Systems (NPS) is developing a 3.3MW onshore machine in Brazil with local electrical equipment group WEG.

The project also involves a partnership with power company Tractebel Energia, the local unit of GDF Suez. Total investment in the project is estimated at R$160m ($70m), of which R$88m will be invested by WEG and R$72m by Tractebel.

The new turbine will be ready to be offered commercially in four years and will be adapted to wind and market conditions in Brazil.

It will be manufactured in Brazil's Santa Catarina state, where WEG has industrial operations.

Officials at Tractebel have said that the first prototypes could be ready by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.

The project expands an agreement signed by NPS and WEG in August 2013 for the licensing of the American firm's 2.1MW turbine with NPS's permanent-magnet, direct drive technology.

WEG said that it has already signed a supply agreement for 46, 2.1MW turbines for five wind power projects being built by Brazilian engineering firm Alupar in the northeastern state of Ceará.

The projects are Energia dos Ventos I, II, III, IV and X and include 10-year operation and maintenance clauses. The five projects are part of the 204.4MW Energia dos Ventos complex.

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