Published: 01 July 2019 01 July 2019
Brazilian energy company Echoenergia has placed a 76 MW order for the third and final phase of the Serra do Mel wind project. The wind park will be located in the State of Rio Grande do Norte and, once completed, will have a total capacity of 273 MW.
Signed under a bilateral power purchase agreement (PPA), the order includes the supply and installation of 18 V150-4.2 MW turbines with a 120m hub height. In addition, the contract includes a service agreement to maintain the wind park over the next ten years. The nacelles will be manufactured at Vestas’ factory in Ceará, whilst blades and towers also will be locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules. Turbine delivery is expected by the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning in planned by the third quarter of 2020.