WEG wins 96 MW Brazil wind energy deal

Brazilian wind power manufacturer WEG has won a deal to supply 96.6 MW to five wind farms in Ceará State.

The company has signed a contract with Energia dos Ventos 1 project and pre-agreements with dos Ventos 2, 3, 4 and 5. WEG agreed to deliver 46 permanent magnet direct drive 2.1MW wind turbines.

The deal includes a 10-year operation and maintenance agreement. The wind turbines will be manufactured at WEG’s plant in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina. Deliveries are to begin in 2015.

The Energia dos Ventos projects won energy purchasing contracts at the “A-5” auction held by Agencia Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) in 2011.