Montreal firm gets Halkirk windfarm contract

A Montreal company has been awarded a contract for construction work on a windfarm at Halkirk.

A Montreal company has been awarded a contract for construction work on a windfarm at Halkirk.

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. will participate in the completion of the 150 megawatt Halkirk Wind Project, which is being developed by Capital Power LP. Neither the terms of the deal nor the scope of the work that Renewable Energy Systems will be responsible for were disclosed in a release issued by the company.

“This will be our first wind construction project in Western Canada as we continue to extend our green footprint,” said Jason Zingerman, Renewable Energy Systems’ vice-president of construction. “This project will mark our first for Capital Power. We look forward to establishing a strong professional relationship with the company and working together in the future.”

When complete, the Halkirk Wind Project will consist of 83 turbines. It will have the potential to generate enough electricity to supply approximately 50,000 homes.

Darcy Trufyn, senior vice-president of construction and engineering for Capital Power, said the project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. He added that the Halkirk Wind Project is one of four wind power facilities that Capital Power currently has under construction or in development in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

Renewable Energy Systems is active in the development and construction of renewable energy projects in Canada.

Capital Power, is a subsidiary of Edmonton-based Capital Power Corp.