June 18 (Renewables Now) - The North American unit of France’s Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has initiated commercial operation at the 30-MW Seymour Hills wind farm in Texas.
The USD-50-million-plus (EUR 44.6m) project involved installing 12 GE turbines of 2.52 MW each at a site in Baylor County. Blattner Energy Inc was in charge of the construction.
Now, the plant sells power to diversified industrial manufacturer Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) and content delivery network (CDN) services provider Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) under separate contracts.
Engie North America Inc acquired Seymour Hills along with other projects from Infinity Power Holdings early last year. The company aims at building at least 2.5 GW of wind and solar parks in the US and Canada over the next three years. The French group as a whole targets adding 9 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2021.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.892)