June 6 (SeeNews) - Canada-based firm Beothuk Energy Inc, has awarded engineering contracts for its 180 MW St. George’s Bay wind project, off the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.
Norwegian testing and advisory firm DNV GL has been awarded a contract to provide the constraints analysis, wind resource and energy assessment, levelized cost of energy (LCOE) modeling and a preliminary wind farm layout, the latter said on its website last Thursday.
Fugro GeoSurveys, a division of Fugro Canada Corp., has been contracted to provide bathymetric/geologic compilation, hydrographic data reprocessing, assessment of stability and seismicity, GIS analyses of seabed morphology, and routing options.
Maderra Engineering, the engineering arm of Beothuk Energy, will provide owner’s engineering services including planning, technical documentation review and integration, as well as interface management.
"This work program will provide key information for moving forward with the project’s design, providing a foundation for engineering, planning, and development of Canada’s first offshore wind farm," Kirby Mercer, Chairman and CEO of Beothuk Energy said in a statement.
Apart from the project in St George’s Bay, Beothuk plans to build a 1,000-MW offshore wind farm in shallow waters off the southeastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia.