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Wigton is a 62.7MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Manchester, Jamaica. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2004. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Renewable Energy Systems Holdings and is currently owned by Wigton Windfarm with a stake of 100%.

The electricitiy generated from the plant has offsetted 562,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Wigton (Wigton I), has 49m high towers.

The Wigton (Wigton II), has 67m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in July 2004.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Jamaica Public Service under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 62.7MW.

Contractors involved

CJR Renewables SGPS and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Wigton (Wigton I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems NM 54/950 turbines. The phase consists of 23 turbines with 0.9MW nameplate capacity.

Wigton (Wigton II) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V80-2.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 9 turbines with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Wigton (Wigton III) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy G80-2.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 12 turbines with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the Wigton (Wigton III), commencing from the year 2016.

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About Renewable Energy Systems Holdings

Renewable Energy Systems Holdings Ltd (RES), formerly Bondco 1035 Ltd is a renewable energy company which constructs, develops and operates renewable energy projects. The company provides solutions for engineering and designing of electrical and civil projects, grid connection design and optimization; environmental, financing and procurement solutions using solar, energy storage and micro-grid technologies. It provides project development, construction, legal and commercial package, asset management and advisory services. RES also offers archaeological, hydrological, ecological, and socio-economic assessments, building and on-site integrated renewable energy installations. The company serves public, industrial, and commercial sectors. It has operations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Nordics, Turkey, the UK, the US and Ireland. RES is headquartered in Kings Langley, the UK

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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