Siemens Gamesa boosts Brazilian production

The German-Spanish wind turbine manufacturer's plan for expanding its existing factory in Brazil entails covering its full need for converters, which were previously made by other suppliers.
Photo: Siemens Gamesa/Marina Pacheco
Photo: Siemens Gamesa/Marina Pacheco

Siemens Gamesa is expanding its production of converters and investing in a new production line at its existing factory in Camaçari in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

This will enable Siemens Gamesa to manufacture all the converters it needs within the country and will also markedly improve competitiveness, the company informs in a press statement.

The factory already makes hubs and nacelles for Siemens Gamesa, which with a 22 percent market share claims to be the second-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the country, Latin America's most well-developed wind market.

"Siemens Gamesa's investment illustrates our engagement in the Brazilian wind turbine market and the development of the local economy in Camaçari," writes Roberto Prida Somoano, Siemens Gamesa's managing director for onshore wind in Brazil.

The company has previously sourced its converters through external suppliers, the manufacturer writes.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen

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