Mortenson Awarded Dokie Wind Project By GE Energy Financial

Mortenson Canada Corp., owned by U.S.-based Mortenson Construction, was selected by partners GE Energy Financial Services and Plutonic Power Corp. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the first phase of the Dokie Wind Project near Chetwynd, British Columbia. The project is Mortenson's third wind power generation project in Canada.

Mortenson will erect wind turbines and construct access roads, foundations, underground and overhead collection systems, transmission lines and a project substation. Construction of the wind power facility should resume this month and it is expected to become operational in early 2011. BC Hydro will buy the power generated from the first phase of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

The first phase of the Dokie Wind Project is expected to bring 144 MW of power to the region. Once all phases of the Dokie Wind Project have been completed, it is expected to have the capacity to generate 300 MW.

GE Energy Financial Services and Plutonic Power purchased the partially completed project from EarthFirst Canada Inc. last month and, subsequently, conducted a formal request for proposal process to select an EPC contractor.

SOURCE: Mortenson Construction

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