AES Brasil has once again commissioned the Nordex Group to supply and install N163/5.X turbines in Brazil. Following the 314 MW order for the “Cajuína” wind farm in June 2021, AES has now ordered a further 65 N163/5.X turbines with a total volume of 370 MW for the “Cajuína 2” extension phase. The order again includes service for the turbines for an initial period of five years, with several options to extend up to 20 years.
“Cajuína 2” is part of the Cajuína Wind Complex in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the municipality of Lajes. Constant average wind speeds of approx. 9.5 m/s give the site a high capacity factor.
The turbines are due to be installed in summer 2022 and will be supplied in a project-specific operating mode of 5.7 MW. The Nordex Group will be manufacturing hubs, most parts of the nacelles, the 120 metre concrete towers and the rotor blades in Brazil.
Image source: Courtesy of Nordex Group
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