Availon, Inc., a Independent Service Provider (ISP) to the wind power industry in North America is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a long-term contract to provide a full scope of Operation & Maintenance services, including scheduled and unscheduled services, to the Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge near Cheyenne, Oklahoma. The farm is owned by ACCIONA Energy North America. It employs 66 Gamesa G90 2.0MW turbines totaling 132 MW.
ACCIONA owns and operates nearly 900 MW of renewable energy projects in the US and Canada. The Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge is ACCIONA’s third renewable-energy project in the state of Oklahoma. This location is Availon’s first long term O&M contract in the state. Well known for its vast oil and natural gas reserves, Oklahoma is being recognized for its wind resources as well, currently ranking in the top 10 U.S. states for wind-energy potential. The Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge delivers enough clean energy to power over 46,000 homes.
To assure the efficient fulfillment of its contractual obligations, Availon is establishing an on-site field office staffed with a site manager and a team of experienced wind technicians.
John Boorman, Availon North America’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented: “We at Availon are very proud that a major world player in renewable energy as ACCIONA has placed their trust in us. Availon, with its solid expertise with megawatt-class wind turbines, is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive O&M services to the Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge.”
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