BP, GE Sign 560 MW Worth Of Wind Power Deals

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BP Wind Energy says it has signed over $750 million worth of supply and maintenance agreements with GE. Under the agreements, 350 wind turbine units will be delivered to BP projects that, when in operation, will have a combined power capacity of 560 MW.

An estimated 88 wind turbines will be delivered to BP's Mehoopany Wind Farm, located on a 9,000-acre site in Wyoming County, Pa. When in full operation, the project will generate approximately 144 MW. The remaining 262 units will be delivered to the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm, located in south central Kansas. The project will generate 419 MW of power when in full operation.

Both wind farms are 100% owned and will be operated by BP Wind Energy. Subject to all necessary permits to proceed, it is anticipated that initial site construction work will start on both projects in the fourth quarter of this year, and both projects are expected to be online by the end of 2012.

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