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Billionaire investment in Bahia: construction of the Norwegian Statkraft wind farm starts in January

Written by Flavia Marinho
Published 29/09/2020 às 11:57
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Billionaire venture in Bahia is expected to be completed in 2023 and should double the Norwegian's installed renewable energy capacity in Brazil

Billionaire venture in Bahia is expected to be completed in 2023 and should double the Norwegian's installed renewable energy capacity in Brazil

The Norwegian company Statkraft will start, in January 2021, the construction of the Ventos de Santa Eugênia wind farm, in Bahia. The billionaire venture will have an installed renewable energy capacity of 519 MW. Americana Johnson & Johnson opens its first solar power plant in South America in SP

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After the construction of the venture in Bahia, the company will more than double its installed capacity in Brazil, reaching 967 MW. The wind farm, which will receive investments of approximately R$ 2,5 billion, is scheduled to be completed in 2023. The first wind turbines should start operating in 2022.

Serra de Mangabeira and Ventos de Santa Eugênia represent the first implementation phase of the Ibipeba wind farm with approximately 1,1 GW. The wind complex projects were acquired in 2019 with approximately 660 MW. Aided by the technological evolution of wind turbines, the incorporation of new areas and layout adjustments, Statkraft increased the projected capacity of the complex by approximately 450 MW.

The first implementation phase will consist of 14 wind farms where 91 turbines of 5,7 MW will be installed, which will be produced by Nordex at its factory in the state of Bahia. The Ibipeba complex is located close to Statkraft's wind farms in Bahia, Macaúbas, Novo Horizonte and Seabra, which together have 95MW.

Statkraft also targets solar energy in Brazil

The Norwegian energy group Statkraft intends to continue expanding its business in Brazil and the next step in this direction should involve some investment in solar generation, Fernando De Lapuerta, the company's main executive in the country, told Reuters yesterday (28/09).

The indication of appetite for solar assets occurs in parallel with the announcement by the company of a billionaire contribution for the construction of a wind complex in Bahia.

“We also want to start advancing in solar technology in Brazil and we have projects for that”, he added, mentioning that the company has a photovoltaic project in Bahia with potential for 500 megawatts in capacity.

“Today, the company has a main focus on developing, building and operating wind and solar plants in Brazil. We continue to participate in M&A (mergers and acquisitions), but with a stronger focus, the engine of growth, on the 'greenfield'”, pointed out Lapuerta, referring to projects built from scratch.

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Flavia Marinho

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