Blue Power Partners (BPP) has been part of the Bearkat I project, which was successfully and timely completed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), their suppliers and partners.
The project, located in Texas, consists of 57 V126-3.45 MW Vestas turbines, and operations commenced on 29 December 2017 within schedule and budget. From development and planning until the construction phase, BPP has played a vital role in optimizing the entire value chain and bringing the project to financial close.
BPP was involved in scheduling, optimization and negotiation as well as interface management between contractors and the OEM. During execution, BPP was engaged to represent CIP onsite and was responsible for project and contract management including document control, reporting and risk mitigation.
End August 2017, the project was exposed to a major challenge when the hurricane Harvey hit Texas. The challenge was mitigated by close cooperation between the project management team, the BOP contractor and the OEM with a strong focus on optimization of logistics and installation services.
Team work and efficient cooperation has turned BPP’s relationship with CIP into a strong, transparent partnership based on mutual trust and willingness to grow together in the future.
“Though we faced various challenges, the project reached commercial operations on time, and I am confident that the committed and dedicated team spirit among all parties is what made us succeed”, says Carsten Ovesen, onsite Senior Consultant at BPP.
John Hartvig Larsen, Managing Director at BPP, highlights that “the BPP team is extremely proud to have participated in the timely completion of CIP’s first equity investment in onshore wind in the US. We are very satisfied with the cooperation and the trust that CIP showed in Blue Power Partners throughout the process.”