FGE sells 531-MW Texas wind project duo to Brazil's Omega Energia

Stella wind park, Texas. Image by: E.on SE.

July 19 (Renewables Now) - US renewable project developer FGE Power LLC on Monday said it has offloaded the first two phases of the Goodnight wind project in Texas, totalling 531 MW in capacity, to Brazilian energy firm Omega Energia SA (BVMF:MEGA3).

The value of the transaction was kept under wraps.

The bundle includes the Goodnight I and II schemes, each of which will add 265.5 MW of power generation capacity. Both wind farms are slated to become operational by the end of next year.

Building works on Goodnight I have been initiated along with the change in ownership, with Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) being picked as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. The wind farm will be equipped with the V136-4.5MW hardware of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). The manufacturer separately said it will deliver 59 machines for the project.

The sale has enabled the near-term commencement of construction on Goodnight II, FGE Power said.

In the meantime, FGE Power is working on the over 200-MW third phase of the Goodnight wind project. The company said the scheme is in the early stages of development and its construction will depend on “future decisions of new ownership.”

Once up and running, the three projects will create what will be the largest wind turbine complex operating in Texas.

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