Impsa to invest USD 42.7m in Brazil wind turbine factory construction
Jun 18, 2012 - Argentine engineering company Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) confirmed that it will invest BRL 87.5 million (USD 42.7m/EUR 33.7m) in the construction of a new wind turbine factory in Brazil's southernmost Rio Grande do Sul state.
The unit is seen to start operations in 2013, supplying mainly Rio Grande do Sul and Uruguay, Impsa's executive vice-president Jose Luis Menghini said on Friday at a wind energy seminar in Porto Alegre.
Menghini refused to name the exact location of the plant, as it is still being negotiated, but the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre is very well positioned to receive the unit, Brazilian energy news site Canal Energia reported.
Menghini did not rule out a future expansion of the factory's production if there is demand.