Alstom opens new wind turbine facility in Brazil

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted06/Dec/2011
Author: Spencer Ogden

France-based Alstom has opened a new wind turbine plant in the industrial complex of Camacari in Brazil's Bahia state.

The facility, which is the company's first wind turbine plant in South America, will have a capacity of 300MW per annum.

According to Alstom, the new plant represents an initial investment of approximately EUR20m.

The company will assemble the ECO 86 turbines at this facility which are adapted for medium to high wind conditions.

The plant will also manufacture the ECO 100 turbine, which has already over 350MW installed or under construction around the world.