Acciona Windpower (AWP), a subsidiary of the Acciona group that designs, manufactures and commercializes wind turbines, has signed a supply contract with the Brazilian wind power developer Río Energy for a total of 90 MW.
The contract covers the supply and assembly of thirty 3 MW turbines for the Itarema wind power complex in the state of Ceará.
Twenty-one of the turbines are the AW 116/3000 model (116-meter rotor diameter) and 9 of the AW 125/3000 version (125-meter diameter).
The wind turbines will be supplied in 2015 and they will be mounted on 100 and 120-meter high concrete towers. These towers will be manufactured close to the wind farms using an innovative assembly method on site, created by Acciona Windpower for other wind farms in Brazil.
As well as this contract, AWP has signed a letter of intent with Rio Energy for the purchase of 39 additional turbines (117 MW) for use in other wind farms in the Itarema project, awarded in a recent tender (Leilao A-3). This agreement should be formalized in the next few months.
Acciona Windpower already has five supply contracts in Brazil totaling 513 MW, with prospects of considerably increasing this figure in the next few weeks.