Western Wind awards wind energy projects
RMT to commence engineering and construction on 130 MW of wind farm capacity.
Vancouver – Renewable energy production company, Western Wind Energy Corp., has selected RMT, Inc., a renewable energy engineering and construction company, to construct two wind energy facilities. RMT has commenced construction on the 120-MW Windstar project in Tehachapi, California, and the 10-MW Kingman project in Mohave County, Arizona. Together, the two facilities will have the capacity to power approximately 35,000 homes annually, the company said.
RMT is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the civil and electrical Balance of Plant (BOP) for the Windstar and Kingman projects, including the erection of Gamesa 2.0-MW wind turbines at both sites.
The Kingman facility is expected to commence commercial operation in the second quarter of 2011, while the Windstar facility is scheduled to come online in the fourth quarter of this year.
Vancouver-based Western Wind Energy Corp. currently operates more than 500 wind turbines and 165 MW of net rated capacity in production or in construction. In addition, the company has 311 MW of priority expansion development assets in California, Arizona and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.