Siemens Gamesa has been awarded an order for 36 units of the SG 3.4-132 wind turbine by recognised international renewable energy developer Voltalia, the third contract signed with the company in Brazil following Vila Acre and Ventos da Serra.
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The turbines will have a flexible power rating of 3.55 MW and will be deployed at the VSM 2 wind complex, located in Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern region of Brazil, for a combined total nominal capacity of 128 MW. Commissioning of VSM 2 is planned for 2020.
“Our customers’ trust is fundamental to enable and drive our growth strategy, and we are very pleased to have received this third order from Voltalia” said Roberto Prida, Managing Director Onshore Brazil. “We feel very confident that together we are advancing wind power as the most competitive generation technology in Brazil.”
Since 2012, Siemens Gamesa has provided more than 3.1 GW (more than 1,500 units) of output capacity for close to 60 project sites across Brazil. The company has a strong footprint in the country consisting of manufacturing, service and offices.
The SG 3.4-132 onshore wind turbine is the most profitable product in its segment, featuring optimal Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for medium and high winds, rotor diameter of 132 meters, a flexible power rating of 3.3-3.75 MW depending on the project requirements, and low risk based on proven technologies and enhanced performance with the highest levels of reliability.