128-MW Rio Grande Wind Farm Will Use Siemens Gamesa Turbines

This week Siemens Gamesa said it signed its third contract in so many years with Voltalia in Brazil to supply wind turbines for wind farms the company is building.

Voltalia is a power producer and service provider that has a presence in 18 countries, according to its website. The group said it has developed and sold more than 1.4 GW of renewable electricity capacity from solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants.

The scope of this most recent contract between Siemens Gamesa and Voltalia includes the supply of 36 units of the SG 3.4-132 turbine, which has a flexible power rating of 3.55 MW for the VSM 2 wind complex, located in Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern region of Brazil. The wind farm will have a combined total nominal capacity of 128 MW. Commissioning of VSM 2 is planned for 2020.

Other contracts Siemens Gamesa signed with Voltalia in Brazil include the 27-MW Vila Acre I and the 163-MW Ventos da Serra do Mel 1. Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a total of 318 MW by Voltalia in Brazil since 2016, it said.

Since 2012, Siemens Gamesa has provided more than 3.1 GW (more than 1,500 units) of output capacity for close to 60 project sites across Brazil. The company has a strong footprint in the country consisting of manufacturing, service and offices, according to the company.

Siemens Gamesa said its SG 3.4-132 onshore wind turbine is its most profitable product in this segment. It has a rotor diameter of 132 meters and a flexible power rating of 3.3-3.75 MW depending on the project requirements.

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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