September 9 (Renewables Now) - Canadian company Saint John Energy has joined hands with Halifax-based Natural Forces in a project involving the construction of an up to 42-MW wind park in Canada’s New Brunswick province.
Power producer Natural Forces last week confirmed on its website it has been chosen as the successful proponent for the so-called Burchill Energy Project, without providing further details about the award. According to the project’s website, the proponent has been picked through a public request for proposals and its task will be to build, own and operate the proposed power plant, while Saint John Energy will be the power off-taker.
The CAD-60-million (USD 45.6m/EUR 41m) scheme envisages the installation of up to 10 turbines in the City of Saint John's Spruce Lake Industrial Park. Construction of the wind plant is expected to begin next year, while commercial operations are scheduled for 2022.
Andy MacCallum, vice president of development for Natural Forces, told Canada's Global News that New Brunswick residents will be invited to invest in the project through a community economic development corporation (CEDC). Public consultations for the scheme, which will now undergo an environmental assessment, are planned to be held within the next few weeks, he added.
(CAD 1.0 = USD 0.761/EUR 0.684)