ALSTOM SA: Alstom to supply 36 units of ECO 122 wind turbines for Trairí II
A contract worth around €120 million in Brazil
Alstom to supply 36 units of ECO 122 wind turbines for Trairí IIproject
Alstom signed a contract worth around 120 million euros^ with Tractebel
Energia Brasil, the largest private power generator in Brazil, to supply 36
units of ECO 122 wind turbines to Trairí II project, a wind farm located in
Ceará State, Northeast of Brazil. The commissioning of Trairí project is
scheduled for mid-2016 and will generate97.2MW.
Alstom's scope includes the supply of 36 units of ECO 122 wind turbines of 2.7
MW each. In addition, Alstom will be in charge of the operation and
maintenance of the wind farm for ten years.
For the first time, Alstom's wind turbines will feature 119-metre concrete
towers specifically designed for ECO 122, delivered in consortium with
Freyssinet^. This new tower will be made of 11 concrete sections, the
lowest measuring 7.20 meters in diameter, for the base of the structure. A
unique installation method based on proven hydraulic lifting techniques used
in civil engineering will be used to facilitate the assembly of the nacelle
and tower at their final height.
The nacelles of the wind turbines will be manufactured at Alstom's plant in
Bahia, taking full advantage of the company's investments in the country.
Yves Rannou, Senior Vice President of Alstom Wind business, said: "The Trairí
II project will be the first to use our new 119m towers that allow us to
better harness wind resources regardless of wind characteristics. As such, it
confirms the value our customers place on our investments in developing
innovative wind turbines."
The ECO 122 wind turbine has one of the biggest rotor diameters within the 2
MW to 3 MW onshore turbine market segment. It combines high power and high
capacity factor^ to boost energy yield in low wind regions, and thus fits
perfectly with the Brazilian wind conditions. It is the latest evolution of
Alstom's proven ECO 100 turbine platform and the result of more than 30 years
of experience in wind turbine design. The ECO 100 platform now has more than
1000 MW installed or under construction worldwide and over 200,000 cumulative
operating hours since 2008. All Alstom wind turbines are based upon the unique
and proven Alstom Pure Torque® rotor support concept that protects the drive
train from deflection loads, ensuring higher reliability and lower maintenance
Alstom, present in Brazil for almost 60 years, is responsible for almost 30%
of the power generation market in the country. Since 2010, Alstom has signed
contracts in Brazil to provide more than 2000 MW in wind projects, including
the supply of over 600 ECO 122 wind turbines.
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 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.
Virginie Hourdin / Claire Biau - Tél. +33 1 41 49 21 36 / 39 95
Stephanie Grange (Alstom Renewable Power) Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org /
Tel: +33 (0)1 41497862
Mariana Maciel (Alstom Brasil) - email@example.com/ Tel.: (5511)
 To be booked in Q2 of current fiscal year
 Member of Soletanche Freyssinet Group, world leader in specialized civil
 Capacity Factor is an indicator of how much energy a wind turbine produces
in a particular location, over a year. Since wind speed is not constant, a
wind turbine's annual energy production is never as much as its MW rating
multiplied by total hours in a year. Capacity factor is the ratio of the
actual energy produced in a year- to the theoretical maximum possible if the
turbine is running full time at full power output.
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Source: ALSTOM SA via Globenewswire
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