ABB to develop Brazilian wind turbines
ABB wins $19m substation supply project for South American wind farms
Power and automation technology company ABB has won orders worth $19 million to design, supply and install substation solutions for Brazilian wind farms.
Suzlon, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has commissioned ABB to supply two 230kV main substations and 104 unitary 36kV compact secondary substations to serve wind farms installed in the Brazilian states of Ceara and Rio Grande.
Each wind turbine is to be fitted with a fully automated unitary substation to enable real-time tracking and operation from a monitoring centre in Fortaleza, and they will also be supplied with low-loss distribution transformers and a range of medium voltage switchgear.
Discussing the project, Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s substation business, said: “Integrating renewable energy sources to the grid not only helps to meet the growing need for electricity, but also addresses environmental concerns.”