Iberdrola to build its largest renewable energy facility in Latin America: the Paraíba wind farm complex in Brazil

Parque eólico Iberdrola Paraiba

  • The Paraíba complex will have a total installed power of 565 megawatts
  • This big facility will consist of 18 wind farms, three of which are already operational while another 15 are at different phases of development, with a commitment to supply the energy by January 2023
  • Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to equip the new wind farms with model SG132 wind turbines, which supply 3.4 megawatts of power

MADRID, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the north-east of Brazil, Iberdrola, through its Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia, is going to build its largest renewable energy facility in Latin America: the Paraíba wind farm complex, with 471 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, which will add to the already operational 94.5 MW.

The Paraíba complex will consist of 18 wind farms and will be located next to the town of Santa Luzia, in one of the areas with the most wind power potential in the Americas.

Iberdrola has already selected the firm that will supply the wind turbines for the 471 MW in the development phase: Siemens Gamesa.

To be specific, Siemens Gamesa will install 136 model SG132 wind turbines, with 3.4 MW of capacity per unit and a commitment to supply the energy by 2023. It is one of the newest and most efficient wind turbines on the market, with 65-metre-long blades.

This project will help boost local employment, since it is estimated that Iberdrola will hire more than 1,200 employees to construct the facilities. Moreover, the turbines will be manufactured in the plant Siemens Gamesa has in Camaçari, in the state of Bahia.

Thanks to all these new facilities, Neoenergia has nearly 1,000 MW between wind farms in operation and those under construction in Brazil, which is the Latin American country with the most wind power potential for the Iberdrola Group.

NEOENERGIA, A GIANT IN LATIN AMERICA

With the absorption of Elektro by Neoenergia, Iberdrola has brought about the creation of one of the largest electricity companies in Brazil and the birth of an energy leader in Latin America.

It is a company committed to the energy, economic and social development of Brazil and the Brazilian people, present in 16 states throughout the country through the generation, transport, distribution and marketing of electricity.

Neoenergia has around 13.6 million supply points, served by its four companies: Coelba, Celpe, Cosern and Elektro. Their concession area covers nearly 840,000 km2 and serves a population of more than 34 million people.

SOURCE: Iberdrola, S.A.

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