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Norway’s Statkraft set to begin construction on South America’s largest wind farm

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Statkraft AS is preparing to start work on a 519-MW wind project in northeastern Brazil, after signing a turbine supply contract with Nordex SE.

The Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind project will consist of 10 wind farms with a total of 91 turbines in the state of Bahia. It is estimated to cost 4.2 billion Norwegian kroner, according to an Oct. 12 company new release.

Once online, the project is expected to produce 2.3 TWh of renewable energy yearly, enough to cover the power demand of 1.17 million homes.

Statkraft said it will be its largest wind project in South America and will more than double its renewable energy capacity in Brazil.

Construction of Ventos de Santa Eugenia is scheduled to begin in January 2021, with a target completion date in June 2023. The first wind turbines are expected to start operation in September 2022.

“The construction of Ventos de Santa Eugenia represents a significant step on the way to reaching the goal of developing 6 GW of wind power globally by 2025 and fulfill our ambition to become a leading renewable energy company in the world,” said Jürgen Tzschoppe, executive vice president for international power at Statkraft.

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