Renault Group´s company Mobilize and WEG established a partnership agreement for the supply of charging stations
Generating energy for a city can be a great challenge, even more so when dealing with the need to sustain energy demand in high season periods, as happens in main tourist cities. A reliable power source is a critical element for these cities to meet the energy demands during certain seasonal periods. In order to be prepared for it, the city of Paraty, located in Brazil, is increasing its substation capacity by another 7.5MVA.
The energy will be provided by Geraforte gensets and they have selected WEG as the alternators supplier for this project. Also, it is a result of WEG experience in power generation business that has already produced over 40 MW of power in alternators.
The project consists of 10 gensets of 750 kVA each and five of them are already under operation. One of the highlights of the project is the installation of the gensets which is inside 40-foot super acoustic containers, over 12 meters long and eight tons each.
Recognized as a tourist destination for thousands of people every year, the city of Paraty stands out nationally for its historical and cultural heritage, will now be more prepared to receive tourists with the partnership of the expertise of WEG and Geraforte solutions.
With a focus on sustainability and technological innovation, the WEG Group Division WEG Tintas, in partnership with NIONE, one of Randon´s companies that is focused on research, production and application of nanotechnology, has just launched a protective coatings line based on nanoparticles.
Named New Tech, this new line is the result of an extensive research and development work conducted between WEG and NIONE in the search of a sustainable solution, more resistant to corrosion and improved gloss and color performance.
Solvent-free, fast-drying, water-based and with properties of nanoparticles, the new single-component line combines special acrylic resins and has Niobium as one of the main nanoparticles in a premix that is supplied by NIONE.
The new New Tech technology will be incorporated into lines of brake discs from Fremax, one of Randon’´s auto parts manufacturing units.
As stated by Reinaldo Richter, WEG Tintas Managing Director, the combination of nano materials in new polymers has allowed coatings with much higher performance to replace conventional paints. “Customers’ search for products that allow for more productivity has driven our efforts towards technological developments. The coming years demand more sustainable, efficient and durable products that help different industrial sectors to meet ESG principles”, says Reinaldo.
In recent years, WEG has invested R$ 12.5 million (about US$ 2.3 million) in research and in the acquisition of equipment for the manufacture of nanostructured technologies. For Randon, the partnership with WEG leverages the gains obtained through scientific research and development work, carried out jointly between both companies. “The large-scale production of niobium nanoparticles is an innovation at global level, with the potential to open up new opportunities for different industrial sectors and which motivates us to continue investing on this initiative, which combines science and environmentally friendly production methods, contributing for a sustainable process”, says NIONE´s Director, César Ferreira.
Doing business for over 70 years, Randon Companies enjoy a comfortable global presence and a leadership position in the production of trailers, semi-trailers, railway cars, auto parts and a package of services. Headquartered in the city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Randon counts on 28 manufacturing units and is present in over 100 countries.
Focused on valuing people in different initiatives and generating profit with sustainability, Randon is regarded as a global provider of integrated transportation solutions for a wide range of companies both in Brazil and abroad. Additionally, Randon Companies make part of Level 1 of Corporate Governance at B3, ranking among the largest private Brazilian companies.
Learn more about Randon at: www.randon.com.br
WEG strengthened its partnership with Stellantis Group, which is a leading global automobile manufacturer and mobility player, with the launch of new electric utility vehicles: e-EXPERT by Peugeot and Ë-JUMPY by Citroën.
Already approved by Stellantis Group as the official supplier of charging stations for the electric vehicles e-208 GT by Peugeot, and for the 500e by Fiat, in South America, WEG now expands its scope by offering solutions for charging purposes for the Group’s utility vehicles.
The new agreement expands the partnership to offer a complete infrastructure for charging electric utility vehicles. From now on, Stellantis customers can count on the new generation of charging stations, the WEMOB (WEG Electric Mobility) PARKING and the WEG STATION, for fast and ultra-fast charging from 30kW up to 150kW at DC configuration, included in Peugeot’s and Citroën’s product catalog, as well as a joint consulting service, technical support, installation and maintenance of charging stations for fleet owners.
Designed for semi-fast recharges in parking lots, companies and fleet owners, WEMOB PARKING, up to 22 kW, offers high safety level, reliability and connectivity with real-time and remote information for electric vehicle fleets management. This solution allows charging one or two electric vehicles simultaneously and can include an LCD screen for ease application.
The key point is the possibility of offering DC charging stations in the CCS-2 standard of 30kW, compact size, either wall or totem installation, which ensures the best cost-benefit ratio in the market to accelerate return on investment. Available in 60kW, 90kW, 120kW and 150kW output ratings, the WEMOB STATION is the ideal choice for fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. All recharge information is provided on a 10” LCD screen, also allowing real-time data collection for remote management.
“We are increasingly expanding the infrastructure required for the implementation of electric vehicle technology in Brazil. Our scope with Stellantis ranges from customer service that uses a light vehicle, to the fleet owner engaged in reducing greenhouse gases in their transport logistics”, says Manfred Peter Johann, Managing Director of WEG Automation Business Unit.
WEG counts on a complete fleet management ecosystem, including a WEMOB Fleet Station management platform with the WEMOB EV Drivers application for users with cost and income analysis, station availability, frequency of use, in addition to a demand control system – WEMOB Smart Charging System – for cases where the power consumed by the station exceeds the contracted demand at the installation site.
WEG’s charging stations are Over-The-Air updated (connection via customer’s internet network), with a wide service support in South America.
In addition, WEG approves and trains specialized integrators to install stations, management platform’s configuration among other services, providing complete solutions for the maintenance and operation of electric vehicle fleets.
The new WEG manufacturing site, installed in Betim, state of Minas Gerais, will be holding the manufacture of 69 Central Solar E-Houses for the mining company Vale. The contract signed with Vale has been a key factor for WEG’s decision to invest in Minas Gerais, generating 100 new jobs and fostering technological development in the state. The factory counts on 5000 square meters of manufacturing facilities for the production of central solar E-Houses and industrial E-Houses.
The package of equipment for Vale is scheduled to be delivered from the second half of this year for Sol do Cerrado Project, in the municipality of Jaíba, northern region of the state. The mining company’s project will occupy an area of over 1200 hectares and will be one of the largest photovoltaic energy generation parks in Brazil, with an installed capacity of 766 Megawatts-peak (MWp) and an energy generating capacity of 1.6 Gigawatts-hour per year (GWh / year). Operations are scheduled to start in the second half of 2022.
Vale’s investments in this Sol do Cerrado Project is in the range of US$ 500 million. “The efforts are intended to promote social and economic development in the regions where Vale holds its operations. In addition to generating more than a thousand jobs in the implementation phase of the project, with priority given to hiring local labor force, Vale felt honored to have collaborated with WEG´s important strategic decision, which will not only serve the Sol do Cerrado Project , but it will contribute to the technological development of Minas Gerais ”, says Marco Braga, Vale´s Supply Chain Director. Last year, the Vale invested about R$ 15 billion in purchases from state of Minas Gerais suppliers.
WEG will supply E-Houses with central solar frequency drives, which will transform the energy generated in the photovoltaic modules, allowing it to be availability into the Brazilian electrical interconnected grid for distribution and consumption. “This equipment is fully designed and manufactured in Brazil. The production of these E-Houses will already take place at our new plant in Betim, state of Minas Gerais. The contract not only starts the operations of our new factory, but also evidences our expertise to offer efficient solutions for such important project”, explains Manfred Peter Johann, Managing Director of WEG Automation Business Unit.
Considered one of the most innovative companies in Brazil, WEG is a traditional provider of complete solutions for the solar energy segment. The company´s history of supplying EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts has not only supported WEG to participate in the construction of strategic solar parks in Brazil, but it has also helped to create new business opportunities with supply of equipment for new plants.
The electric mobility market continues to grow in Brazil and allowing establishment of business partnerships. Because of this, WEG and EDP Smart, made an agreement with Renault and will be the recommended suppliers of charging infrastructure for customers who purchase the new Zoe electric car.
The agreement provides for the inclusion of the new generation of WEMOB – WEG Electric Mobility products for consumers who intend to acquire the equipment. The agreement also provides for the installation of semi-fast charging stations at 12 dealers within the Renault network in order to expand the charging infrastructure for electric cars on public roads. EDP was chosen for its knowledge on electricity supply. Upon special conditions, the company will be responsible for the supply of WEG’s charging stations, technical visits to customers and installation of the equipment.
Customers interested to know the special conditions of such partnership need to access the commercial section on this link: https://edpsmart.edpcomunicacao.com.br/renault to receive exclusive discounts during the launching campaign. Companies that wish to request a quote can do so on this link: firstname.lastname@example.org, through the EDP call center and/or with the support of a sales consultant from any of the three companies.
Developed and manufactured in Brazil specifically to meet power, connectivity, recharge speed, and safety requirements for electric vehicles, the new generation of WEG Recharging Stations offer a modern design and is intelligent, allowing connection to the Internet and to management platforms for charging or dividing the consumption of each user. In addition, it allows access control via proximity cards (RFID tags) or mobile apps.
WEMOB charging stations will be offered to consumers in three different types: Wall, designed for homes and condominiums; Parking, designed especially for shared use in public and private parking lots; and Station, intended for fast charging stations. The lines are available for slow, semi-fast and fast recharging, with power rating of 7.4 to 150 kW.
“This partnership is part of WEG’s strategy to offer efficient, sustainable and intelligent solutions for the electric mobility segment. It also a proof of Renault’s confidence in WEG’s products and services”, says Manfred Peter Johann, Managing Director of WEG Automation Business Division.
“We are quite happy with the establishment of this partnership. Electric mobility is one of our strategic drivers for the future of the energy sector and we deal with the main players in the sector to help expanding this business. The New Zoe brings technology advances, with great autonomy, which made us much interested on that. This will certainly be a very successful partnership”, emphasizes out Carlos Andrade, Vice President of Customers at EDP in Brazil.
WEG and Renault do Brazil are also together in an electric mobility project in Fernando de Noronha, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. In partnership with the Administration of Fernando de Noronha and Polo, the companies inaugurated six garages with solar power generation (Carport) to recharge the lithium-ion batteries of 28 electric vehicles that already circulate in the island.
Zoe was the pioneer in Europe and became the best-selling compact electric car in the European market. At the third generation, the new Zoe nowadays offers new features in terms of versatility, quality and technologies. The car starts to be sold in Brazil in two finish versions: Zen (R$ 204,990) and Intense (R$ 219,990). Technically, the current version offers even more features. The 52 kWh battery makes its autonomy reach up to 385 kilometers, with even more charging options, thanks to the introduction of the direct current (DC) charging system. It also provides even more driving comfort, thanks to a superior performance engine with 100kW of power range and 24.5 kgfm of torque, allowing the driver to enjoy the instant and smooth acceleration, great for highways.
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