AMEC, an international engineering and project management company, along with its joint venture partner, Black & McDonald, has bagged an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Kruger Energy for Chatham Wind Power project in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.

Under the contract, scheduled for completion in October this year, AMEC’s joint venture is undertaking the balance of plant design procurement and construction of the 101.2MW project, which will utilize 44 Siemens 2.3MW MKII wind turbine generators.

The scope of work includes access roads, foundations, electrical collector system, switching stations and connection to the distribution lines. Work has commenced on the project and delivery of the first turbine is scheduled for mid-July.

The energy produced by the Kruger Energy Chatham Wind project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year supply contract. It will power the equivalent of 30,000 households annually.

This is the second contract the AMEC Black & McDonald joint venture has received from Kruger Energy, starting with the completion of the 101.2MW Port Alma Wind Power project in 2008.

Tim Gelbar, president of power and process business at AMEC, Americas, said: ”We are delighted to be involved with Kruger Energy on the Chatham Wind Power project.

“This is a great opportunity for AMEC and fully aligns with our Vision 2015 strategy, which further defines our key market sectors and strengthens the focus on renewable and clean energy.”