Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract worth approximately €100 million from Eletrosul Centrais Electricas S/A (Eletrosul) to integrate wind farms located at Rio Grande do Sul State, all situated at the southernmost tip of Brazil, into the country’s transmission grid. This project is scheduled for commercial operation in March 2018.
To complete this project, Alstom will lead a consortium to provide a turnkey solution, including the supply of two new substations and the extension of six existing substations, which will connect the power from the wind farms substations. This project, known as Lots A1 & A4 from the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) auction, opens the door to further integration of renewable energies, empowering the country to better forecast its wind energy capacity for the next six years, playing a key role in strengthening Brazil’s transmission system. Alstom will supply its products, software and automation technologies with equipment produced locally at Canoas and Itajuba sites, in Brazil.
“The southern region of Brazil has huge wind energy potential and will now be able to fully optimize this alternative energy, ultimately creating diversity in the overall energy mix for over 30 million people. This contract reinforces Alstom’s leadership in supplying customer-centered solutions and an expert, local engineering team on the ground to bring innovative technologies to optimize grid performance”, says Sérgio Gomes, Vice President of Alstom Grid in Latin America.
Alstom has been present in Brazil for 60 years and has completed over 30 transmission turnkey projects in the country in the 230 kV and 500 kV market.
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 88,000 people in around 100 countries.
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Alstom Grid has over 130 years’ experience and ranks among the top three in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of €3.8 billion. Alstom Grid’s 17,000 employees are spread across 87 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide and have one common mission: be our customers’ trusted partner, from the source to the city.