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Wigton Windfarm submits bid bond in 115MW project

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2013 | 6:07 PM

One of three preferred bidders for the supply of 115 megawatts of electricity from renewable energy sources says it has submitted its one per cent bid bond to the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR).

The company, Wigton Windfarm, says it is now moving quickly to implement plans for the construction of its 24 megawatt wind energy plant.

Wigton says it will begin negotiations with suppliers in short order and then move to the engineering, design and construction phase of the venture.

The company says it anticipates that the project will be executed well within the timelines specified by the OUR which stipulate that construction should start by August 2014 with commissioning by August 2015.

It says project implementation is expected to create as many as 125 jobs during the construction phase and three permanent positions for engineers after commissioning.

The new facility, Wigton III, is to be located in Rose Hill, Manchester on lands adjoining the company’s 38.7 megawatt wind farm complex.

Wigton says the plant is expected to produce enough energy to result in yearly savings of approximately $400 million.

The OUR had been seeking tenders for 115 megawatts of renewable energy but said only three preferred bidders with projects totalling 78 megawatts qualified.


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