Elecnor surpasses 300 MW of wind power in Brazil

The Group has been awarded 46 MW of wind energy in the second invitation to tender for promoting renewable energies in Brazil. With this new concession, it achieves its objective of doubling its operational wind farm capacity within three years.

The Elecnor Group, through its subsidiary Enerfín, already has over 300 MW of wind turbines awarded in Brazil after the tender award on 26 August.

The Spanish multinational has been awarded 46 MW of wind power in the second invitation to tender issued in the Latin American country for promoting renewable energies. It had already won 96 MW in the first award in December, and this new tender award strengthens Elecnor’s position as one of the main wind farm operators in the country.

These new awards have also been given in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, where it will operate with the Osorio wind farm (250 MW of power) and the Palmares do Sul wind farm (50 MW of power). The estimated investment for developing the awarded 46 MW amounts to 100 million euros.

The new contract reinforces the company’s commitment to international markets and consolidates its business activity in wind energy.

The Group, through is subsidiary Enerfín, participates in the construction and operation of over 1000 MW in Spain and America. This year the company launched its new 2010-2013 Strategic Plan, in which one of its basic objectives is growth in the renewable energies sector.

Thanks to this recent award and to its expansion plans in Spain, Canada, the United States and Brazil, the company endeavours to double the power capacity that it currently has in operation over the next four years.