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GE and Casa dos Ventos team up to support wind energy production in Brazil

GE has announced the construction of two service centers focused on the operation and maintenance of wind turbines. The move is in response to the expansion of wind energy in Brazil and the importance of the source to the diversification of Brazil's power grid. The support centers will be staffed by GE technicians and engineers at wind farms operated by Casa dos Ventos and other clients at Chapada do Araripe (PI and PE) and in Garanhuns (PE), which will enable the companies to strengthen their relationships and provide local response much faster for both scheduled and unscheduled service needs. The partnership is expected to create around 100 new jobs. “As wind power becomes increasingly relevant in the Brazilian energy matrix and Casa dos Ventos expands its investments in the sector, it is reassuring to count on GE’s continuous support,” said Virna Araripe, director of Ca...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/41862/ge-and-cas...

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