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Acciona Windpower (AWP) has signed a supply contract with the Brazilian wind power developer Río Energy for a total of 90MW. The contract covers the supply and assembly of thirty 3MW turbines for the Itarema wind power project in the state of Ceará.
Twenty-one of the turbines are the AW 116/3000 model (116-meter rotor diameter) and 9 of the AW 125/3000 version (125-meter diameter). The wind turbines will be mounted on 100 and 120-meter high concrete towers and the turbines will be supplied in 2015. The towers will be manufactured close to the wind farms using an assembly method on site. As well as this contract, AWP has signed a letter of intent with Rio Energy for the purchase of 39 additional turbines (117MW) for use in other wind farms in the Itarema project, awarded in a recent tender (Leilao A-3). This agreement should be formalised in the next few months.
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