AccionaAWVoltalia announced it will soon start the construction of the group of wind parks Areia Branca in Brazil with a capacity of 90 MW, which is to date the largest construction project of the French electricity producer.

The three wind farms of 30 MW are associated with a sales contract won in 20 years of public tenders in 2011. Sales of electricity Voltalia should begin during the third quarter of 2014 when the first turbines will be operational.

The civil works, including access and foundations with wind towers and pylons transmission routes, will be performed by Cortez Engenharia, a senior civil engineering based in Fortaleza (Brazil) specialized in the wind market. Electrical infrastructure, including transmission lines, transformers and other equipment in substations, will be purchased and installed by the Brazilian WEG Equipamentos Eletricos. Wind turbines and towers shall be supplied and built by Acciona Windpower, a global specialist in wind with a manufacturing capacity located in Brazil.

“We are pleased to announce the start of this project confirms our ambition in Brazil and is part of the time that we set for the overall program to build 350 MW announced in mid 2012,” said Sébastien Clerc, CEO Voltalia.

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