Alstom (Euronext: ALO)is planning to invest $14.8m in a wind tower manufacturing facility in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil.

A statement from the company, who will be exhibiting at POWER-GEN Asia in Banghok this week, said that they expect the facility will be capable of producing 120 towers a year and should begin production in Spring of 2013.

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It will furnish towers for local construction company Odebrecht SA’s Corredor do Senandes wind project in the same state as well as other Latin American wind farms, according to the statement.

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