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Spanish firm to build wind tower plant in Brazil

Spain’s Windar to construct USD 12.3m turbine tower factory in Bahia

The plant will make wind turbine towers in Bahia, Brazil
The plant will be used to make wind turbine towers in Bahia, Brazil

A Spanish firm is to build a wind turbine tower plant in Brazil. Torrebras, the Brazilian unit of Spanish wind tower maker Windar Renovables SL, will build a USD 12.3m factory in the northeastern state of Bahia to tap a growing local market for renewable energy, according to reports.
The facility, proposed for the city of Camacari, will produce 220 towers a year and start operating in December, the state government of Bahia has said.

Bahia’s blustery weather is attracting investments from wind developers and equipment providers keen to furnish components for the energy projects. The plant’s capacity may be doubled in the first half of next year to cater to foreign markets, according to the statement, Bloomberg said.

About 57 projects with 1,600 MW of total power generation capacity are planned for Bahia, according to the statement.

Spain’s Gamesa and France’s Alstom both opened factories in Bahia last year to produce wind-energy equipment.