Signal Energy Awarded BOP Contracts for Oklahoma & Texas Wind FarmsChattanooga, TN –
Signal Energy, LLC, a major design/build general contractor providing engineering, procurement and construction services to the North American renewable energy industry, was recently awarded balance of plant contracts for major wind energy projects in Texas County, Oklahoma (Novus I Wind Project) and the Texas panhandle (Frisco Wind Project). Both projects are owned by wind turbine manufacturer, DeWind Co. The Novus Wind Project will be the largest utility-scale wind project in the Oklahoma panhandle when fully completed.
“Signal Energy is proud to be working with DeWind to bring the Novus I and Frisco wind projects to fruition. These projects are a significant step forward to realizing our country’s clean energy future and a great benefit the region,” said Ben Fischer, President of Signal Energy. “We are proud to support DeWind as it implements its vision of becoming a major supplier of wind turbine generators to the U.S. wind energy industry.”
Together, these projects will produce enough electricity to power over 30,000 average American homes.
Signal Energy’s scope of work on both projects includes full design and engineering of all project civil infrastructure, underground and overhead collection systems, wind turbine foundations, project substations and the project interconnection facilities. In addition, Signal Energy will self-perform the wind turbine erection. The Novus I project will be the first domestic installations of the DeWind D9.2 wind turbine.
The Novus I project will produce enough electricity to power over 24,000 homes and will avoid over 245,000 pounds of CO2 emission each year.
Located in Texas County, Oklahoma, the Novus project is the first utility-scale wind project in the Oklahoma panhandle and is slated to be a total of 370 MW when fully developed. The project is planned to break ground by mid-2011 for the first phase (80 MW) of the project, currently earmarked for commercial operation in the first quarter of 2012.
Located in Hansford County, Texas, the 20 MW Frisco project is in the Texas panhandle and is scheduled to be in commercial operation by the end of 2011. It will offset an annual average of 39,726.5 tons of CO2 emissions and provide enough electricity to power almost 6,000 average American households.
Signal Energy currently has renewable energy projects under construction in ten locations in six states. Since its formation in 2005, Signal Energy has completed over 35 renewable energy projects in the United States and Canada.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing forms of new electricity generation in the U.S.
In 2010, wind energy represented 26% of all new energy generation capacity in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association. Producing electricity from renewable sources, like wind energy, saves consumers money by avoiding rising fuel costs and price volatility of fossil fuels.
About Signal Energy
Signal Energy is a full service design/build contractor providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for renewable energy projects across North America. Signal Energy is the renewable energy subsidiary of EMJ Corporation, one of the largest general contractors in the North America. For more information, please visit www.signal-energy.com.
About DeWind Co
DeWind Co designs, produces and sells utility-scale wind turbines, offering the 2 megawatt (MW) 60 Hz D9.2. The D9.2 features conventional fixed-speed synchronous-power AC generator with high voltage output, which can be connected directly to the grid without the use of power conversion electronics, enabled by the advanced WinDrive(R) hydrodynamic torque converter developed by Voith AG, and provides superior power quality, VAR support and ride-through capabilities. For more information, visit www.dewindco.com.
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