Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for 128MW VSM 2 wind farm in Brazil
Wind industry news : Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has bagged a contract from French power generation company Voltalia to supply turbines for the 128MW Ventos da Serra do Mel 2 wind project (VSM 2 wind farm) in Brazil.
As part of the contract, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer will be supplying 36 of its SG 3.4-132 turbines, each with a capacity of 3.55MW.
Voltalia has broken ground on the VSM 2 wind farm, which is backed by long-term power sale agreements, slated to become effective in 2021 (64MW) and 2024 (64MW). The new wind farm in Brazil, which will come up in Serra Branca in Rio Grande do Norte state, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.
Commenting on the VSM 2 wind farm, Sebastien Clerc – CEO of Voltalia Brazil, said: “After securing several long-term power sale contracts in Brazil since the end of 2017, we are now currently building 291 MW of power plants with significant anticipation in order to commission them in the course of 2020.
“Altogether we will install an additional number of 83 wind turbines in our Serra Branca cluster, which is located in one of the windiest areas in Brazil. The VSM 2 project brings our total capacity in operation and construction to 911 MW.”
The new Brazilian wind farm will be built near the 163MW VSM 1 wind farm (Ventos da Serra do Mel 1 project), which is currently in the construction phase. Voltalia had given a contract for the VSM 1 wind farm to Siemens Gamesa under which the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer is supplying 47 wind turbines, each of 3.46MW.
Earlier, the Spanish company was given a contract to supply 13 SG 2.1-114 wind turbines for the Vila Acre I wind farm by Voltalia.
According to Siemens Gamesa, the rotors of the wind turbines it will supply for the Brazilian wind farm will have a diameter of 132m. The turbines will be mounted on 120m long towers.
Robert Prida – Siemens Gamesa onshore Brazil managing director, commenting on the VSM 2 wind farm contract, said: “Our customers’ trust is fundamental to enable and drive our growth strategy, and we are very pleased to have received this third order from Voltalia. We feel very confident that together we are advancing wind power as the most competitive generation technology in Brazil.”
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