A new scenario is emerging at the top of the mountain, in the municipality of Umburanas. Those who arrive at the site can already see how the first wind turbines of the Campo Largo wind farm are taking shape. The first segment of the tower, equipment to support the wind turbine, was erected on January 29 and began a new phase of the project, the assembly. The teams are currently working on 18 towers, in different stages of installation.
“The electromechanical assembly represents a significant stage in the second half of the work, since it includes all the main components, such as: tower, nacelle, hub and blades. It complements the previous phase, that is, the cranes use the platforms and the steel towers are embedded in the concrete foundations on which we worked throughout 2017 ”, said the project manager, Murilo Boselli. The wind turbine towers are being manufactured in the city of Jacobina. Made of steel, they are divided into four segments, which together are 89 meters high.
“When the assembly of the main components of some towers is completed, we will begin the commissioning of the wind turbines, a phase in which they will be tested and shortly after, the wind energy will begin to be generated,” said the manager. In its first phase, the Campo Largo wind farm will have 121 wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 326.7 MW, and should start operating commercially in January 2019.
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