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Siemens to supply turbines for five wind energy projects in Brazil

26 Jul 2011

Siemens Energy has secured an order from Brazilian utility Tractebel Energia to deliver turbines for five wind farms with a combined capacity of 145MW in Brazil.

The company will supply 63 units of its SWT-2.3-101 turbines, each with a generating capacity of 2.3MW and a rotor diameter of 101m.

Four of the wind energy projects are located in the state of Ceara and one in Piaui in northeastern Brazil, and all wind farms are expected to be commissioned in late 2012.

Siemens said that Brazil is considered to be a key wind market in Latin America and up to 5GW of wind power will be installed by 2015.

The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine is designed to increase the production of electricity from sites with moderate wind conditions.