Signal Energy LLC, a provider of engineering, procurement and construction services to the North American renewable energy industry, was recently awarded balance-of-plant (BOP) contracts for wind energy projects in Texas County, Okla., and the Texas Panhandle. Both projects are owned by wind turbine manufacturer DeWind Co.
Signal Energy's scope of work on both projects includes full design and engineering of all project civil infrastructure, underground and overhead collection systems, wind turbine foundations, project substations and project interconnection facilities. In addition, the company will self-perform the wind turbine erection. The Novus I project will be the first domestic installation of the DeWind D9.2 wind turbine.
Located in Texas County, Okla., the Novus project is slated to be a total of 370 MW when fully developed. The project is scheduled to break ground by the middle of this year for the first phase of 80 MW, which is currently earmarked for commercial operation in the first quarter of 2012.
Located in Hansford County, Texas, the 20 MW Frisco project is in the Texas Panhandle and is scheduled to be in commercial operation by the end of this year.