Portuguese company to supply materials for wind farms in Cape Verde

14 December 2010

Esposende, Portugal, 14 Dec – Portuguese company Solidal is to be involved in installing four wind farms in Cape Verde, a project valued at 45 million euros, the company said in a statement published Monday in Esposende, northern Portugal.

The company will supply 180 kilometres of medium voltage (12/20kv) cables for the medium voltage networks of the farms and their link to substations.

The four wind farms will have a total capacity of 28 megawatts (MW), across the islands of Boavista (4 MW), Sal (8 MW), Santiago (10 MW) and Sao Vicente (6 MW).

“With this order we are associated to one of the biggest energy sector investment projects in Cape Verde, which will have an extremely important role in reducing the country’s energy dependence,” said Pedro Lima, chairman of Solidal.

The Cape Verdean government awarded the contract and Solidal will supply the cables to Danish company Vestas, which was awarded the turn-key project for construction of the wind farms. (macauhub)