Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has secured a contract for the construction of 80MW Copenhagen wind farm in the US state of New York.

RES has been awarded the contract for the balance plant construction and it was selected through a competitive bidding process.

Construction of the project, which is developed and owned by from EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is expected to start this August and is scheduled for completion in next November.

For the project, 40 of Vestas’ V110 2.0MW turbines will be used for the project. RES stated that it will lay a 115kV transmission line, which will connect the wind farm to a newly constructed substation, about 9 miles away.

During the wind farm’s construction phase, it can create about 120 local jobs. And, when operational, the wind farm is expected to offset about 177,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year. This is equivalent to taking more than 37000 passenger vehicles off the street in one year.

RES Americas Construction vice president Jason Zingerman said: “Copenhagen will be RES’ first wind project constructed in the State of New York and we are pleased to be contributing to the economic benefits this project will provide to the community.

“This project is another step forward towards our goal of a low carbon future for all and adds to our proud track record of working alongside EDF Renewable Energy.”

EDF RE executive vice president Ryan Pfaff said:  “We are pleased to be working with RES to construct EDF RE’s first project in New York.

“Copenhagen Wind is yet another great example of how wind power provides an economic boost to rural America through the creation of local jobs, tax base, and recurring landowner lease payments, and we look forward to partnering with the local community in Lewis and Jefferson Counties to make the project a success.”

Image: RES receives permission for construction of Copenhagen wind farm in New York, US. Photo: Courtesy of Renewable Energy Systems Ltd.