Alstom to Supply $33 Million of Wind Turbines to Enerplan

Alstom SA agreed to supply eight wind turbines to Enerplan Geracao de Energia Eletrica, the power-generation arm of Brazilian biodiesel producer Oleoplan SA, for 26 million euros ($33 million).

The turbines will be installed in Enerplan’s 21.6-megawatt Pontal 2A wind park, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the French power-equipment maker said today in an e-mailed statement. In September 2013, Alstom won a contract to supply Enerplan with 10 turbines for a 27-megawatt park in the same complex.

With three wind parks, the Pontal complex is scheduled to be complete in 2016 and will have a total installed capacity of 60 megawatts, Enerplan’s director of renewable energy Rogerio Augusto de Wallao said by telephone today. The complex will require a total investment of 270 million reais ($108 million), 60 percent of which will be financed by Brazil’s development bank, known as BNDES, and a regional funding agency known as Badesul.

“The complex has a total potential of 300 megawatts, so it has room to grow,” said Wallao. “Oleoplan traditionally produces biodiesel and wants to diversify its business with renewable energy.”

Alstom has a 13 percent share of the wind turbine market in Brazil, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Oleoplan had a revenue of 1.7 billion reais in 2013.

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