The Nordex Group has received another order for
AW132/3465 turbines from Brazil. The manufacturer will supply 17 turbines for
its regular customer Voltalia Brasil, for its 58.8 MW Ventos Serra do Mel 4
(VSM4) wind farm. The order also includes a service agreement for service and
maintenance of the turbines for a period of 15 years.
“We are delighted that Voltalia has again placed its confidence in us,” says
Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group. In 2013, the Nordex Group delivered its
first turbines to one of Voltalia’s Brazilian projects, and today is now
responsible for the Service and maintenance of around 400 MW for the company.
The wind farm VSM 4 will be built in Voltalia’s Serra Branca Cluster located
in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, near to the city of Serra do Mel in the
north-east of Brazil.
The Nordex Group will install the 17 turbines for VSM 4 on 120 metre concrete
towers produced by its local factory in Areia Branca, Rio Grande do Norte. In
order to ensure the project includes a maximum local content, the Nordex Group
will manufacture the nacelles in its plant in Simões Filho in Bahia as well
as purchasing the rotor blades from Brazil.
Installation works on VSM 4 are due to start in 2020, with full commissioning
scheduled for spring 2021.