Alstom sustains its growing Wind portfolio by expanding shifts of its Camaçari unit in Brazil
Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Bahia, Brazil, which will now reach a total manufacturing and assembly capacity of up to 900 MW per year. When the factory was inaugurated in 2011, its total production capacity was 300 MW. This was enhance in 2012 to 600 MW. Three years after its inauguration, the factory has thus tripled its capacity. As a consequence, the additional investment in Camaçari unit will be worth €3 million in the next 4 months.

The production growth will lead to an upgrade of the existing production. This extension supports the local power market and the increase of wind power solutions demand that is growing fast in the recent years, especially in Brazil. “This expansion proves Alstom’s commitment to build a wind cluster in Bahia State and to help the Brazilian market to have a sustainable and green energy matrix”, says Pierre-François Chenevier, Vice President of Wind business in Alstom Latin America.

In Camaçari, Alstom produces nacelles and hub, using the technology of the ECO 100 platform wind turbines, which features state-of-the-art know-how in the concept of wind power production. With rotors featuring diameters between 100 and 122 meters (the reaching range of the ECO 100 wind turbine), the ECO 100 turbine offers high yield and leading efficiency in all wind classes. It is particularly well adapted to the Latin American market: ECO 110 is suitable for medium and strong winds and ECO 122 matches perfectly with medium and low regular winds of Brazil. A single ECO 122 or ECO 110 turbine can avoid the production of up to 9 thousand tons of CO2 a year.

Alstom builds and operates wind farms globally – more than 3,000 turbines are currently installed or under construction in more than 200 wind farms, delivering nearly 5,800 MW. Alstom designs and manufactures onshore wind turbines in the range from 1.67 MW to 3 MW, providing solutions for all geographical and climate conditions.

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Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides ALSTOM Communication

turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.

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