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Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) has now built over 1,000MW of wind energy capacity worldwide following commissioning this week of the 150MW Hopkins Ridge project in Washington State, USA. The project brings to 1,146MW the total amount of capaci…Read More
Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) has now built over 1,000MW of wind energy capacity worldwide following commissioning this week of the 150MW Hopkins Ridge project in Washington State, USA. The project brings to 1,146MW the total amount of capacity developed and/or constructed by companies within the RES Group since RES's first project at Carland Cross in Cornwall in 1992.
Hopkins Ridge is RES Americas Inc's third major construction project in the US this year. It has been built on a turnkey contract for the energy utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and comprises 83 Vestas 1.8MW turbines. Construction began in March this year and the final turbine was commissioned on 27 November. To date, RES has completed over 900MW of wind energy capacity across the United States and has several hundred megawatts currently in development in North America.
Craig Mataczynski, President of RES Americas Inc, commented;
"We are delighted to complete construction of another 150MW in the US, reinforcing RES Americas' position as a leading player in the North American wind power market. By the end of this year, we expect that RES will have had a role in the development or construction of more than 10% of the total wind energy capacity installed in the United States. The success of the Hopkins Ridge project is down to the excellent working relationships we established with PSE, the turbine supplier Vestas and all other companies involved in the construction. We are pleased to have delivered the project only 8 months after construction work began."
Dr Ian Mays, Managing Director of the RES Group, commented;
"Passing the 1GW milestone of capacity constructed worldwide is an outstanding achievement for the company. It demonstrates our successful business approach over 20 years in the industry, underpinned by skilled international teams covering every aspect of wind farm development, construction and operation. And we are proud to have contributed to the success of the wind energy industry as a mainstream technology that can contribute to environmental targets, energy security and economic growth. With several thousand more megawatts of capacity at various stages of development around the world and the expansion of our own generating portfolio, the Group's future as one of the world's leading wind energy companies looks assured. We look forward to the next gigawatt."
Notes to Editors
The UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Group of companies is one
of the world's leading wind energy development, construction and
operation companies and is part of the large British construction
and engineering group, Sir Robert McAlpine. To date, the RES Group
has completed over 1,000MW of
Since 1992, the RES Group has built 36 wind farms with a total of 1152 turbines. 142MW in the UK, 25MW in the Republic of Ireland, 38MW in France, 10MW in Portugal, 910MW in the USA and 21MW in Jamaica. Several projects are currently under construction, includi ng Mynydd Clogau in Wales, Taurbeg in Ireland and Haut Cabardes in France - for RES and other clients.
Sweetwater in Texas (91.5MW), Ainsworth in Nebraska (59.4MW) for Nebraska Public Power and Hopkins Ridge in Washington State (150MW) for Puget Sound Energy.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) acquired the Hopkins Ridge Wind Project from Blue Sky Wind LLC, a subsidiary of RES America Developments. PSE is the sole owner of the project.
|For Immediate Release :||13 September 2005|
|Name:||Peter Clibbon, Director, RES Canada|
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has announced today that it is opening an office in Canada. RES Americas is part of the Renewable Energy Systems Group of companies, a long-time player in the European and US wind industry and one of the largest and most successful wind energy developers in the world.
RES has several construction subsidiaries in Canada, including Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc, and since 1981 has been active in wind farm project development, engineering, construction, equity investment and operations. In the United States, RES will complete the construction of over 300MW of wind energy capacity this year and anticipates this amount to increase in 2006. In Canada, RES was also an original member of the Cartier consortium which was the successful bidder in the Hy dro-Quebec 1000MW tender last year.
RES Group Managing Director, Dr Ian Mays, said:
"In opening a Canadian office we are acknowledging the growing attraction of the Canadian market and expect to play a significant role over the coming years."
The Montreal office will be headed by Peter
Clibbon, a Canadian who has worked as a project developer in the
European wind industry for nearly a decade.
|Notes to Editors|
Renewable Energy Systems Group of companies is one of the world's
leading wind energy development, construction and operation
companies and is part of the large British construction and
engineering group, Sir Robert McAlpine. To date, the RES Group has
completed almost 1,000MW of wind energy capacity worldwide and is
active in key markets around the world, with several thousand
megawatts of capacity at various stages of development. For more
information visit www.res-ltd.com . In the USA, RES Americas
offices in Texas and Oregon.
|2.||Sweetwater in Texas (91.5MW), the Ainsworth project in Nebraska (60MW) for Nebraska Public Power and Hopkins Ridge in Washington State (150MW) for Puget Sound Energy. The latter two are scheduled for completion by the end of 2005.|
|3.||Peter Clibbon is an English-Quebecer who has worked in the European wind industry since the mid-90s. He has worked in the project development teams of several wind turbine manufacturers, developing onshore and offshore projects. Most notable was his origination and project management of the 90MW Kentish Flats www.kentishflats.co.uk and the 300MW Humber Gateway projects.|
For Immediate Release: 21 March 2005
Name: Anna Stanford, Media Officer
Phone: +44(0) 1795 536667
Cell Phone: +44(0) 776 1103465
RES America Construction Inc. has won a contract to build a 150MW wind project in southeastern Washington State, USA, for the energy utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE). A formal notice to proceed was issued by PSE on 11 March 2005 and construction is under way, with completion of the project scheduled for nine months' time.
The Hopkins Ridge wind project will comprise 83 Vestas 1.8MW wind turbines. This is the RES Group's first project for PSE, but its third in Washington State. To date RES has completed over 700MW of wind energy capacity across the United States and has several hundred MW currently in development in North America.
Dr Ian Mays, Managing Director of the RES Group, welcomed the deal;
"This is the RES Group's second largest turnkey project and demonstrates our commitment to the North American market. We expect to be constructing more than 10% of the US wind energy capacity likely to be added this year."
Commenting on the Hopkins Ridge project, Vic Fryling, Chairman of RES America, added;
"The Hopkins Ridge site has a superior wind resource resulting in an extremely competitive levelized cost of energy for Puget Sound Energy. In addition, the seasonality of the project's wind resource has the unique characteristics of matching PSE's seasonal load requirements."
Puget Sound Energy acquired the Hopkins Ridge
Wind Project from Blue Sky Wind LLC, a subsidiary of RES America
Developments. PSE will be the sole owner of the
|Notes to Editors|
|The Renewable Energy Systems Group of companies is one of the world's leading wind energy development, construction and operation companies and is part of the large British construction and engineering group, Sir Robert McAlpine. RES America, based in Texas and Oregon, is leading the RES Group's activities in North America. In 2002 and 2003 RES built the Nine Canyon I and II projects in Washington State for Energy Northwest. To date, the RES Group has completed over 900MW of wind energy capacity worldwide and is active in key markets around the world. For more information, visit www.res-ltd.com|
|Puget Sound Energy is Washington State's largest and oldest energy utility, serving nearly 1 million electric customers and more than 668,000 natural gas customers, primarily in the vibrant Puget Sound region. A subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD), the utility is meeting its customers' future energy needs with an ongoing initiative to secure sufficient energy supplies and build adequate energy-delivery infrastructure - at the lowest possible cost. PSE is pursuing the development or purchase of additional power-generating resources. Renewable resources, such as wind power, and expanded conservation services also are integral parts of this long-term strategy.|
|Hopkins Ridge is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Dayton, Wash. The site area is 11,000 acres.|