Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

NaiKun Seeks to Build Offshore Wind Farm in Hecate Strait

Vancouver, British Columbia [The Canadian Press] NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. is looking to build Canada’s first offshore wind farm in Hecate Strait off B.C.’s north coast, cashing in on a growing appetite for green power. … NaiKun has a 550 square kilometre permit area within which they plan to build the first phase of the project, a 320-megawatt wind farm using 60 to 100 wind turbines spaced about a kilometre apart in the shallow stormy strait. … With an increasing focus on green sources of energy, wind power has been a hot sector in recent months. Toronto-based Ventus Energy Ltd. and Metis Energy Corp., a subsidiary of Metis Development Corp., formed a partnership earlier this year to build a $2.5-billion wind farm in the Labrador interior near Churchill Falls that would produce 1,000 megawatts.