Alstom opens wind turbine plant in Brazil

Camacari, Brazil, December 1, 2011 — In Brazil, Alstom opened a wind turbine plant with a manufacturing capacity of about 300 MW per year.

With a total area of 50,000 square miles and a built-up area of 10,000 square miles, the new plant represents an initial investment of about $27 million. It will generate, at first, 150 direct and 500 indirect jobs, representing an important contribution to the regional economy.

Alstom has installed or is installing over 2,200 wind turbines in over 120 wind power plants globally, equivalent to a total capacity of over 3,000 MW.

The wind turbine plant, which has been built according to the LEED certification that defines and certifies a sustainable building, will be in charge of the assembly of the ECO 86 wind turbines, adapted for the medium to high wind conditions and for the complex coastal geography of the region.

The plant will also manufacture the ECO 100 turbines, which has already over 350 MW installed or under construction around the world and over 200,000 accumulated hours of operation since 2008.

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