Acciona Windpower has signed a contract with wind power developer Voltalia for the supply of 99 MW total capacity for the Vila Pará wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (northeastern Brazil). The contract covers the supply, transportation, installation and commissioning of the 3-MW wind turbines, as well as a long-term maintenance service agreement.
The AW125/3000 model turbines each have a rotor diameter of 125 meters and a capacity of 3 MW. They will be assembled in the plant that Acciona Windpower opened in Simões Filho (Bahia) last December. The 120-meter towers to support the turbines will also be built by the company in Brazil, in its plant at Areia Branca located near the future wind farm.
Supplies for the Vila Pará wind farm are planned to take place in 2016. The complex was awarded to Voltalia in the Leilao A-5 call for tender in 2013 and the decision made by the Brazilian Government in December that year.
With the new contract, Acciona Windpower has sold 1,119 MW of capacity in Brazil since it began marketing its AW3000 wind turbine in 2012.