Brazil's Petrobras and global electrical and electronic equipment company WEG have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop a 7 MW onshore wind turbine, the largest of its kind to be manufactured in Brazil. The wind turbine will be 220 meters tall from the ground to the blade tip and weigh 1,830 tonnes. Petrobras will invest BRL 130 million in the project, which is already under development by WEG. The collaboration aims to develop technologies for manufacturing wind turbine components suitable for Brazil's wind conditions, construct and test a prototype, and eventually commence series production in 2025.
This partnership is significant not only for the expansion of onshore wind power in Brazil but also for the future of offshore wind power. As Petrobras gains expertise in producing high-capacity onshore wind turbines, it sets the stage for the development of larger wind turbines for offshore generation projects. The transition to offshore wind power presents opportunities to harness the vast wind potential along Brazil's coastline.
Furthermore, the project contributes to the development of state-of-the-art wind turbines and aligns with the global transition to renewable energy sources. The partnership signifies a commitment to sustainability, reducing carbon footprints, and advancing renewable energy technology in Brazil.
This collaboration between Petrobras and WEG exemplifies their dedication to renewable energy and the growth of cutting-edge national technology, positioning Brazil as a key player in wind energy innovation.