GE Renewable Energys Grid Solutions business has signed an agreement with major Brazilian utility company Engie Brasil to expand the companys Campo Largo II wind farm substation. To support the environmental sustainability of the Campo Largo complex, located in Sento S in the northern state of Bahia, GE will deliver two 200.000 kVA and 230 kV power transformers that use vegetable oil as an insulating medium and refrigerant in place of mineral oil.
Considered as one of the largest equipment of its kind in South America, this transformer technology supplied by GE provides for a greener operation through its use of non-toxic and 99% biodegradable vegetable oil. Another important benefit of vegetable oil is that it is not flammable, reducing the risk of fire and the associated need for preventive measures.
In addition to the delivery of transformers and high voltage equipment such as circuit breakers, switches, measuring transformers, and disconnect switches the contract with Engie also awards GE the responsibility for engineering, electromechanical assembly, civil works, materials supply, automation, and all substation commissioning.
The Campo Largo II Wind Farm is the second stage of Engie's Campo Largo project. The second phase corresponds to 361.2 MW of installed capacity, divided between 86 4.2 MW wind turbines distributed on 11 wind farms. The first phase of the project, Campo Largo I, has 326.7 MW of installed capacity divided between 121 2.7 MW wind turbines distributed on 11 wind farms. 2019 Global Data Point.