The Burgos Wind Project (BWP) of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Ilocos Norte has achieved 1,044,043 safe man-hours without a losttime incident on February 2, 2014 after eight months of full construction works.
“Our strict adherence to the highest safety standards, the dedication of our safety team in ensuring compliance, and making safety a way of life not only for our employees but also for our contractors led to the achievement of this milestone,” EDC president and COO Richard Tantoco said.
The 87-megawatt (MW) BWP, which is targeted for commissioning in the last quarter of the year, will be the largest wind farm in the Philippines.
Once operational, the BWP is expected to generate about 233 gigawatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power more than a million households and augment the Luzon grid’s dependable capacity. It is estimated that the grid will need an additional 4,200MW in the next 10 years. The wind farm will have large scale Vestas V90-3.0- MW wind turbines and ancillary plant to be supplied and constructed by Vestas.
Aside from the wind farm, the project also includes a 115- kilovolt transmission line connecting the wind farm from the Burgos substation to the Laoag substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, as well as the expansion of the switchyard/substations. (Story by:Toni Nieva)