in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Acciona Windpower has opened a new wind turbine hub assembly plant in Simoes Filho, Brazil.

The plant will produce 135 hubs a year for the company's 3 MW AW-3000 wind turbine. Acciona says the new facility will employee 30 people and that 180 indirect jobs will also be created as a result of other companies supplying components to the plant. Acciona will also source blades and towers from Brazilian manufacturers, leading to the creation of an estimated 500 additional jobs, according to the company.

Acciona hopes the new initiative will help the company expand its presence in the Brazilian wind energy market. The company recently signed its first contract with CPFL Renovaveis to supply 40 3 MW wind turbines for the Atlantica wind farm in Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. Acciona has already signed a contract with a company in Fortaleza to produce blades for the wind turbines that will be installed in Brazil.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015