Philippines-based Energy Development (EDC) has commenced the construction work of 87MW Burgos Wind Energy Project in Ilocos Norte, valued at around $300m.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will construct the wind power facility and ancillary equipment and facilities under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.

As per the agreed terms, Vestas will deploy 29 V90-3.0MW wind turbines at the project, which is expected to generate around 233GWh of electricity annually.

In addition, Vestas will provide operational and maintenance services at the wind project, under a 10-year Operations and Maintenance Agreement.

Commenting on the project, EDC president and COO Richard Tantoco said that the company is aiming for clean energy generation.

"Now that we have honed our skills to develop a viable wind project, we intend to add an additional 21 units of 3 MW wind turbine generators to bring Burgos Wind Project’s capacity up to 150 MW," Tantoco added.