November 13 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) on Tuesday officially opened a new wind turbine factory in Brazil’s Ceara state where it will make the V150-4.2 MW model.
The new production base is situated in the city of Aquiraz, Vestas said in a Twitter post. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site was attended by the state’s governor Camilo Sobreira de Santana.
Vestas noted it has sold more than 2.6 GW of the V150-4.2 MW machines in Brazil in just a year.
When it first announced plans for the new Brazilian factory last October, the Danish firm said the project would require approximately EUR 23 million (USD 25.3m) in investments. It also said it expects that through the new facility it will give customers access to financial support from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) that covers the purchase of locally-made machinery and equipment.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.101)