"The success of this second phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms is one more example of the outstanding work of our teams, who completed the project on budget and on schedule"
CÔTE-DE-BEAUPRÉ, QC, Dec. 3, 2014 - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex"), Gaz Métro Limited Partnership ("Gaz Métro"), and Valener Inc. ("Valener") are proud to announce the commercial commissioning of an additional 68 MW at the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, completing Phase II of the wind farm which now totals 340 MW in operation.
"The success of this second phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms is one more example of the outstanding work of our teams, who completed the project on budget and on schedule," noted Gaz Métro President and CEO Sophie Brochu and Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire.
We would like to highlight the vital contribution of many key actors in completing the 68 MW Phase II on schedule to the commissioning date: Séminaire de Québec, the owner of the land; Borea, the contractor responsible for construction of the roads and collector systems; Enercon, the maker of the 28 wind turbines; the elected officials of the region; and a large number of local businesses.
Highlights of the 68 MW Phase II of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms:
*210,000 hours of work were needed to erect the 28 turbines
*$190 million in investments, including $55 million in Québec and $43 million in the Capitale-Nationale region
*More than 30 local businesses in the Côte-de-Beaupré region took part in the construction
Combined with the 272 MW (126 turbines) commissioned in late 2013, these 68 MW (28 turbines) position the Québec-based consortium to supply green energy to Québec's power grid for the next 20 years. Following addition of the 25 MW Côte-de-Beaupré community project (La Côte-de-Beaupré RCM and Boralex project), in 2015, the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms will rank among Canada's largest wind power sites with 365 MW of installed capacity.
For information, please visit the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms website at www.seigneuriedebeaupre.com.