Nordex to equip 456-MW Brazilian wind farm for GIG, Hydro Rein
Nordex N163/6.X wind turbines. Image by Nordex SE.
Germany’s Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) today said it has won a 456-MW wind turbine deal for a Brazilian project owned by a joint venture of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) and Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA's (OSE:NHY) Hydro Rein.
The deal will see the manufacturer deliver and install 80 units of its N163/5.X machines to create a wind farm that will be part of the 586-MW Feijao wind and solar hybrid power complex in the states of Piaui and Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil.
Wind turbine supplies and the installation of the hardware are scheduled for the autumn of 2023. Nordex said the machines will be mounted on concrete towers with a hub height of 120 metres and are planned to go online in the spring of 2024.
The German firm will service the Feijao wind farm under a 20-year premium service contract. The power plant’s output is contracted by long-term US dollar power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Hydro’s bauxite mine Paragominas and its alumina refinery Alunorte.
The total CAPEX for the wind portion of the Feijao development is estimated at USD 700 million (EUR 686.7m).
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