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Wood Group bags owner's engineer contract for Tsetsii Wind Farm, Mongolia

CTBR Staff Writer Published 29 June 2017

Wood Group has secured owner's engineer contract for the construction phase of the 50MW Tsetsii Wind Farm in southern Mongolia.

The work under the contract will be carried out by the clean energy business of Wood Group which was formerly known as SgurrEnergy.

As the owner’s engineer of the project, Wood Group’s unit will deliver services like project management support, design and technical reviews, site monitoring, and factory acceptance test witnessing.

According to Wood Group clean energy implementation team leader Brian Macdonald, the extreme temperatures in both winter and summer in Mongolia along with the remote location of the wind farm had posed a lot of challenges but were worked through by the company.

Macdonald added: "After several years of involvement and supporting the project from its feasibility phase and through pre-construction, it is extremely rewarding for me and the team to see the construction entering into its final stage.”

Clean Energy Asia is a joint venture between Mongolia-based Newcom Group and Japan’s Softbank Energy. The joint venture had appointed Wood Group’s unit following the finalization of a comprehensive feasibility study and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the wind project.

Currently, construction is going on at the new wind farm located in the Gobi desert. Its first wind turbine generator has been erected recently.

The Tsetsii Wind Farm is slated to be completed and commence full operations by the year end.

It features 25 V90 2.0MW wind turbine generators manufactured by Vestas. The new Mongolian wind farm is the second of its kind in the country after the 2014-opened Salkhit Wind Farm.