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Brasil: Alstom inaugurates first wind turbine assembly facility in Brazil

Published at: 19/12/2011
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A 55-year partner for power generation in Brazil, Alstom today unveiled its first wind turbine assembly facility located in Camaçari in the state of Bahia. Patrick Kron, Alstom’s Chairman and CEO and Philippe Delleur, President of Alstom Brazil – along with the company’s directors and government officials – presented the new facility to local dignitaries and members of the press.

A 55-year partner for power generation in Brazil, Alstom today unveiled its first wind turbine assembly facility located in Camaçari in the state of Bahia. Patrick Kron, Alstom’s Chairman and CEO and Philippe Delleur, President of Alstom Brazil – along with the company’s directors and government officials – presented the new facility to local dignitaries and members of the press.

With an installed capacity of 300MW per year, the facility is Alstom’s eighth plant in Brazil and will provide jobs for 150 people. It will be used to assemble equipment for key ECO 80 and ECO 100 wind projects in Brazil and Latin America, including fulfilling the orders for two new wind contracts: Desenvix for the Brotas complex in Bahia (90MW) and three wind plants in Brasventos S.A. in Rio Grande do Norte (580MW).

Building on more than 30 years of designing and implementing proven and reliable wind power solutions, Alstom offers everything from turbines to turnkey wind farms. With the installation of the Bahia assembly facility, the ongoing growth and development of local capabilities and the know-how acquired from existing projects in Brazil, Alstom has fulfilled an important part of its sustainable growth strategy.

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