Boralex starts building 23.5-MW wind farm in Quebec
Sep 24, 2013 - Canadian firm Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) and the Temiscouata regional county municipality have launched construction on the first 23.5-MW phase of a joint 75-MW wind park in Quebec.
Phase I of the project will require total investment of CAD 65 million (USD 63.2m/EUR 46.8m), of which no less than CAD 39 million will be spent in Quebec, renewable projects developer Boralex said on Monday. The firm has engaged Construction Hamel to take care of the construction of the wind park. By the end of this year, the project developers will carry out clearing and road construction activities, while in 2014 they will proceed with road completion, installation of the foundations, collector system, substation, equipment delivery and turbine installation works.
The 10-turbine wind park is scheduled to kick off operations in December 2014. The second 51.7-MW phase will be put on stream at the end of 2015.
During the construction phase, the phase I project will open 50 temporary jobs. Three other job positions will be created during the 20-year life of the facility.
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