Vestas signs order for 80 MW Wind Turbines in Brazil

Vestas has confirmed that it has signed an order for a total capacity of 80 MW for projects in Brazil.

The order comprises 40 units of the 2 MW platform turbines for the following three projects: Olho D’agua, Sao Bento do Norte and Farol located at Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. The order has been placed by Galvao Energia a Brazilian company dedicated to the development, installation and operation of plants that generate electricity by means of renewable sources.

The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 10-year service and maintenance agreement Otávio Ferreira da Silveira, President and CEO of Galvao Energia S.A. declares:

We have chosen Vestas as our partner in these projects, because we believe that through their extensive global experience, reliable technology and advanced service capabilities, Vestas will help us to maximise the wind power plants’ energy output and, consequently, to capitalise on our return on the investment. The 2 MW is a reliable and efficient platform and we have good expectations about its performance on these specific sites.

Carlos R. T. Levy, Managing Director, Vestas Brazil states:

We are very pleased to be chosen by Galvao Energia for these projects. This new order in Brazil is a very important step for Vestas in further developing our position in one of the largest wind power markets in Latin America. We are looking forward to working together with Galvao Energia to ensure that our customer makes the most of their wind assets.

In the past two years, we have seen an increasing interest in wind in Brazil, as a clean, competitive and predictable energy source. Wind can help Brazil diversify its energy mix complementing the already existing energy sources. Vestas is fully committed to support the development of wind in the country and to contribute to creating a local industry through the development of a strong network of local suppliers and competencies

concludes Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean.