Brazil Wind Power On The Rise: New Siemens Gamesa Deal Surpasses 2 GW For its Industry-leading Turbine


Go Eco Green21. Wind energy in Brazil continues to grow. Siemens Gamesa’s global partnership with leading electricity supplier Engie has grown stronger following the signing of a 434 MW contract to supply the benchmark Siemens Gamesa 5.X onshore platform to the Santo Agostinho wind farm located in the north-east Rio Grande do Norte state.

The contract is to supply 70 SG 5.8-170 turbines with OptimaFlex technology, enhanced to operate at 6.2 MW. This turbine boasts one of the highest power ratings in the onshore market, and among the largest rotors, in turn providing an extremely competitive Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE). Go Eco Green21 magazine states that according to Siemens Gamesa report this deal is the third for the 5.X in Brazil and follows the signing in December 2020 of a 465 MW contract in Bahia. Indeed, both deals will see the energy produced at the wind farms sold through…

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