EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has begun the construction phase of the 74-MW Mont-Rothery wind project in Québec.
Senvion will supply 37 turbines to the site. EnergieRenouvelable will serve as the contractor to implement the project.
“EDF EN Canada welcomes the decree authorizing the construction and operation of the Mont-Rothery Wind Project and offers a sincere thanks to the Government of Québec for its permission to proceed with this project,” said Al Kurzenhauser, chief operating officer for EDF EN Canada.
“With an investment of close to CAD $175 million, the project will create about 150 jobs during the construction phase, and seven permanent operation and maintenance jobs.”
The project is scheduled to into service by the end of 2015. Upon completion, EDF EN Canada will have placed into service 1,374-MW of wind and solar.
“The wind industry has become in the last decade a key element for the energy industry in Quebec,” said the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand. “This development has allowed the emergence of a whole new sector of our economy. Mont-Rothery is a prime example of how wind projects benefit the regions and aboriginal communities where they are located.”