New Generation begins construction on 400-MW Texas wind farm

New Generation Power Texas LLC (NGP Texas) said Feb. 13 that it has begun the first phase of construction on the 400-MW Texas Wind Farm.

This newly formed subsidiary of Chicago-based New Generation Power started construction on Dec. 11, 2013, which made the wind farm eligible for the federal renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), which said qualifying projects had to be in construction by the end of 2013. Both phases of ther project are due to be completed in late 2015.

Located just northwest of Dallas, Texas, in Haskell County, the project is estimated to cost between $650m and $700m and will be built out in two phases. Wind speed data shows a likely 50.5% capacity factor for the project. The project will be capable of producing roughly 1,866 million megawatt hours (MWh) of energy annually.

The Prime EPC Contractor for the Texas Wind Farm is Rosendin Electric Inc. Since Rosendin’s entrance into the wind industry in 2003, it has participated in the design, procurement, and construction of more than 10 GW of wind power generation plant facilities located in the continental United States and Canada.

“The cornerstone of our strategy was partnering with the ideal members to bring an exclusive group of talent, project expertise, and industry knowledge to showpiece this 400 MW wind farm,” said Ania Kuna, Executive Vice President of NGP Texas.

“The NGP Texas Wind Project has offered Rosendin Electric, Inc. a unique opportunity to work, in unison, with New Generation Power Texas, LLC to develop a superior team of qualified engineers, contractors, and equipment/ material vendors that will insure the safe, quality driven, on-time, and cost efficient completion of this project,” stated Mike Turner, Vice President of Rosendin Electric.

AUI Contractors will serve as the Civil and Foundation sub-contractor for the project. “AUI Contractors – Renewable Energy Services has supported and built projects for the co-developer since 2007. NGP Texas has assembled a strong EPC team, led by Rosendin,” said Mario Carbone, Vice President and COO of AUI.

New Generation Power is a diversified global developer, investor, owner and operator of energy infrastructure assets in the areas of Utility Scale Power Generation, Distributed Generation, and Mining Exploration & Extraction.

Rosendin Electric, headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States.

AUI was formed in 1983 and is a full-service Civil, Structural, and Mechanical contractor based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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