Eon wins construction management services contract for 196MW wind farm in Texas, US
E.ON Energy Services has won a contract from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to provide onsite construction management and project management services for the 196.7MW Bearkat I wind farm in Glasscock County, in the US state of Texas.
The engineering, procurement and construction contract for the wind farm has been awarded to Black & McDonald.
For the project, E.ON will provide construction management and transition support from late stage development to common operational date (COD) and besides these services, it will provide on-site supervision and balance of plant management, energy management and QSE scheduling, along with asset management services.
Construction of the wind project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The wind farm will include 43 of Vestas’ V126-3.45MW turbines. The Danish company is expected to deliver the turbines in the third quarter of this year.
Vestas’ order comprises of supply, commissioning and a 20 year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service.
CIP Senior Partner at Christian Skakkebæk said: "Bearkat I is our second wind project under construction in the US and it is great to have experienced players like E.ON to work with.
"Being able to go to a single company that has the breadth of knowledge to provide multiple solutions is extremely helpful and makes for a seamless experience."
E.ON in North America chairman Patrick Woodson said: "E.ON is pleased to be working with such an experienced and professional team at CIP. We want to help facilitate their growth in the US market as they continue to expand their investment portfolio.
"E.ON Energy Services provides an array of service packages that allow a Sponsor to customize to suit their needs. We are offering help throughout the value chain from energy management, asset management, construction management and full operational support.
“This sector continues to grow as a multitude of international investors, financial players and mid-sized developers alike are entering the US market.”