January 20 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has recently installed its first V150-4.2 MW wind turbine in Brazil, part of a 101-MW project by energy company Echoenergia.
The European manufacturer was contracted to supply a total of 24 turbines for the facility located in Serra do Mel, Rio Grande do Norte state, the National Wind Energy Association (ABEEolica) said.
The first turbine above 4 MW produced in Brazil was made in the new Aquiraz factory in Ceara state. It benefits from the National Development Bank's (BNDES) FINAME programme.
When fully operational, Echoenergia's wind farm will be able to generate more than 520 GWh of clean energy per year. This is enough power to meet the average annual consumption of 900,000 people. The facility will also contribute to a reduction of 50.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, ABEEolica noted.