Phillipines IPP PetroWind (PWEI) partnered with Singaporean energy management firm Modern Energy Management for maintenance of its wind farm in Nabas.In a combined statement, the two announced that Modern Energy Management will provide operations and asset management support services on the IPP’s 36MW wind farm.
In addition to operating and maintaining the farm, the Singapore-based energy management firm will also train PWEI’s operations and asset management teams on how they can manage the plant.
The deal also includes the provision of energy yield optimisation services. The wind farm has 18 wind turbines each generating 2.0MW in power.
[quote] PWEI claims that its Nabas wind farm is its single biggest investment and the first renewable energy plant in the Phillipines province of Akian.
Wind farm development
In other related news, EDF Energy Renewables in early June announced its plans to construct a 100MW wind power generating farm in Northumberland, UK.
The development of the wind farm falls under the company’s motive to expand its renewable energy generation portfolio. The firm is a subsidiary of UK power and gas utility EDF Energy and has to date more than 600MW of wind farms, with another 150MW under construction.
Under the Northumberland project, the utility also partnered with British multinational infrastructure group Barlfour Beatty to install a sub-station in Blyth, a town in Northumberland. The substation will direct the power generated from the five wind turbines into the National Grid’s network. [Dong Energy acquires 1000MW in wind energy projects].
In a press statement, EDF said the offshore wind farm will provide power adequate to electrify 33,000 UK homes and is set for completion by 2017.
Moreover, the project is said will be the first to divert use of the 33kv cable technology to use new 66KV cable technology. The new cable technology will be installed by subsea power cable installation firm VMBS.
The farm will comprise a new concrete gravity base foundation float and sink developed by the Royal BAM Group.
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