WEG Secures Two Solar EPC Job for 62 MWp Solar Power Projects in Brazil

WEG Secures Two Solar EPC Job for 62 MWp Solar Power Projects in Brazil

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WEG has acquired EPC contract for two solar power projects called Coremas I and Coremas II in Brazil.

WEG SA announced the signing of EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) supply contracts for the photovoltaic solar power complexes Coremas I and II. The contracts provide for the construction of two solar power plants of 31.12 MWp (Megawatts-peak) of generation capacity each, including substation and transmission line in the city of Coremas, in the state of Paraíba.

Coordinated by Nordic Power Partners (“NPP”), a joint venture between European Energy A / S and Denmark’s Climate Investment Fund, and Brazil’s Rio Alto Energia, the project also foresees the construction of another solar power plant (Coremas III ), Scheduled to be delivered in October 2018. Together, the three plants will add 93 MWp in generation capacity, with investments of up to R $ 426 million.

According to João Paulo Gualberto da Silva, WEG’s New Energy Director, “we will provide all engineering, procurement management and plant construction. This is an unprecedented EPC solar power project “turnkey” carried out by WEG “, explains. “Deliveries are expected to take place in 2017 and extend through 2018,” he adds.

For the Senior Partner of Rio Alto Energia, Sergio Reinas, the main objective of the Coremas complex is to produce clean and renewable energy. “The plants will generate 207,000 MWh a year, enough energy to supply more than 100,000 homes and definitively include Brazilian solar power projects on the international scene (avoiding the annual launch of 13 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere),” he says. Mr. Jens-Peter Zinc, Executive Vice President of NPP, recalled that “the economic and environmental impacts of the project are largely positive for Brazil and for the Northeast region, which has enormous solar generation potential.”


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