Statkraft awards 80-MW wind turbine supply job in Brazil to Nordex

Nordex N163/6.X wind turbines. Image by Nordex SE.

January 14 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian renewable energy producer Statkraft A/S today announced it has awarded a turbine supply contract for a Brazilian greenfield wind project of 80 MW that should enter the construction phase in June 2022.

German manufacturer Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) has been contracted to supply and install 14 N163/5.X turbines for the Morro do Cruzeiro project, located in a mountain area in Brotas de Macaúbas municipality, Bahia state. The supplier said separately that this order also includes a three-year Premium Service contract with an extension option. It expects to begin turbine installation in the summer of 2023.

According to Statkraft, the first wind turbines should initiate operation in October 2023, while the completion of the entire project is scheduled for the start of 2024.

Morro do Cruzeiro will consist of two wind parks that will be able to produce a total of 386 GWh per year. The plant’s output will mostly cover commitments from the public auction last autumn and what is left will be sold in the free market.

“Construction of Morro do Cruzeiro is part of Statkraft’s growth strategy in Brazil and together with our 520 MW Ventos de Santa Eugenia project, this significantly contributes to reaching our Group-wide goal of developing 6 GW of wind power globally by 2025,” said Juergen Tzschoppe, EVP International Power.

Currently, Statkraft has 18 wind and hydropower plants in Brazil for a combined capacity of 450 MW.

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