The Nordex Group has secured an order to delivery 65 of its AW125/3000 wind turbines for the “Lagoa do Barro” project, which includes eight individual wind farms, to be located in the state of Piaui in north-eastern Brazil.
The wind power systems are to be delivered and installed from mid-2017. The turbines are designed to make optimum use of the high wind speeds prevailing at these sites.
Accordingly, the project planners expect to achieve an above-average capacity factor of around 58%.
The customer and future operator of the wind farms is Atlantic Renewable Energy, a developer and operator of wind and hydropower projects in Brazil.
The company is owned by private equity fund Actis, one of the leading investors in the fast-growing emerging markets.
With their commitment to sustainability, both companies are focusing on efficient power stations which can be operated with a minimum environmental impact. Moreover, the projects have been structured to increase local manufacturing content.
For this reason, the Nordex Group will be using locally produced towers for the “Lagoa do Barro” complex. “This reduces capex, minimises the environmental impact and creates local jobs,” explains Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer at Nordex SE.