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Hydro Rein and Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group have placed an order with Nordex Group to supply and install 80 N163/5.X turbines at the “Feijao”, a Brazilian wind farm. The premium service for the turbines covers a period of twenty years.
The 456 MW windfarm will be constructed in the north-east Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Piaui. Nordex Group will supply and install the 80 N163 turbines. They will be installed on concrete towers measuring 120m high. Spring 2024 will see the start of operation for the wind farm.
The wind farm is part the renewable energy project “Feijao”, which is a combined wind-solar energy project by Hydro Rein and Green Investment Group. It has a total capacity 586 MW. The clean energy produced will be supplied by the joint venture to Hydro’s aluminium refinery Alunorte and Hydro Paragominas the company’s bauxite mine on the basis of a long-term power purchase agreement.
Patxi Landa is the CSO of Nordex Group. “We are happy to be able to support the Green Investment Group, Hydro Rein and our 5MW turbine technology in expanding renewable energy in Brazil and to accelerate the decarbonisation Hydro’s production plants.”
Green Investment Group (GIG), a Macquarie Asset Management specialist green investor, is a leader in the development and acquisition of assets, companies and technologies that accelerate the global transition towards net zero. It was established in 2012 by the UK Government as the Green Investment Bank. It was the first institution of this type in the world. GIG was acquired by Macquarie in 2017 and has since grown to be one of the largest green investors in the world, with a development pipeline exceeding 30 GW in more than 25 markets. This includes established renewables as well as emerging green technologies.