Alstom awarded wind farm contracts in Brazil

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Votalia Energia do Brasil has handed Alstom a $17.8m contract to provide electrical balance of plant systems at two wind farms in north-east Brazil totalling 201MW.

The contract includes medium and high voltage systems and the French company will be responsible for the construction of the collection system, step-up substation, transmission line and connecting bays.
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High voltage equipment will be manufactured locally in Alstom’s (Euronext:à‚ ALO) plants at Itajubàƒ¡ and Canoas.

The Sàƒ£o Miguel do Gostoso complex with a total capacity of 108MW is located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and is made up of four wind farms ” Carnaàƒºbas, Reduto, Sàƒ£o Cristo and Sàƒ£o Joàƒ£o, each with 27 MW. It so is scheduled to start commercial operations in March 2015.

Meanwhile the Vila Amazonas complex, in the state of Cearàƒ¡, has a total capacity of 93MW from Junco 1, Junco 2 of 24 MW each, Caiàƒ§ara 1 of 27 MW and Caiàƒ§ara 2 of 18 MW. They should start serving the grid in 2016.

“In the past year, Alstom has been selected in Brazil for more than 10 projects in the wind energy sectorࢀ¦ reinforcing Alstom’s growing leadership in the wind segment in Brazil,” said Alstom Grid vice president Sergio Gomes.

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