Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been awarded an order worth around $30 million from a Brazilian renewables company Casa dos Ventos to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s transmission grid, according to the company press release.
According to the press release, ABB will be responsible for the delivery of the 230 kV and 69 kV air-insulated switchgear substations with power transformers and related electrical equipment, including compact 34.5 kV substations with distribution transformers, connection bays and overhead lines.
The projects in northeastern Brazil are scheduled for completion in 2016. Once finished, they will be capable of generating enough renewable energy to meet the consumption needs of about 300,000 local households, avoiding the annual emission of approximately 325.000 tons of carbon dioxide.
The two 216 and 130 megawatt (MW) wind complexes São Clemente and Tianguá will be located in the states of Pernambuco and Ceará.