Sep 4, 2013 - Acciona Windpower, part of Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy firm Acciona (MCE:ANA), said yesterday it would launch its second wind equipment plant in Brazil, engaged with the production of turbines nacelles, in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Acciona announced the 3-MW wind turbine assembly facility during the Brazil Windpower trade fair that started yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. The new plant's production capacity will be 100 units of the AW3000 turbine. Through this project the company will comply with local content rules for the sale of wind turbines that the Brazilian National Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES) imposes on wind power developers in order to obtain financing under special conditions.
The other Acciona Windpower's plant in Brazil was launched in March in Simoes Filho, also in Bahia state. Thus the company has already six plants worldwide. Apart from the two Brazilian facilities, it has two wind turbine assembly plants in Spain and one in the USA, and one blade plant, also in Spain.
Acciona Windpower is already supplying 3-MW turbines for a 120 MW project of Brazilian power sector player CPFL (SAO:CPFE3) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and in 2014 it will deliver 210 MW of wind turbines for two wind parks of French Voltalia (EPA:MLVLT) in Rio Grande do Norte.
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