Under the contract, scheduled for completion in October this year, AMEC’s joint venture is undertaking the balance of plant design procurement and construction of the 101.2-megawatt wind farm project, which will utilize 44 Siemens 2.3-megawatt MKII wind turbines. The scope of work includes access roads, foundations, electrical collector system, switching stations and connection to the distribution lines.
Work has commenced on the project and delivery of the first turbine is scheduled for mid-July.
The energy produced by the Kruger Energy Chatham Wind project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year supply contract. It will power the equivalent of 30,000 households annually.
This is the second contract the AMEC Black & McDonald joint venture has received from Kruger Energy, starting with the successful completion of the 101.2-megawatt Port Alma Wind Power project in 2008. The AMEC Black & McDonald joint venture has delivered more than 40% of Ontario’s operational wind power capacity.
Jean Roy, Vice President and General Manager, Kruger Energy said : “We are proud to contribute to Ontario’s efforts to maximize the development of renewable energy and more especially delighted to work again with the municipality of Chatham-Kent to build a second wind farm in the area. We have worked with AMEC’s joint venture for the first wind farm, which was built on time and on budget, and we are very happy to work once again with AMEC Black & McDonald.
Tim Gelbar, President of AMEC’s Power & Process Americas business said: “We are delighted to be involved with Kruger Energy on the Chatham Wind Power project. This is a great opportunity for AMEC and fully aligns with our Vision 2015 strategy, which further defines our key market sectors and strengthens the focus on renewable and clean energy.”
AMEC has been involved in many of Canada’s wind power projects. Overall, AMEC has participated in more than 30 completed wind farms ranging from 10 to over 200 megawatts, both on land and offshore.