Study underway to determine potential of building Mongolian wind farm

Black & Veatch, a U.S.-based
global engineering, consulting and construction company, has announced
it is conducting an environmental and social impact assessment for a
potential 50-megawatt wind farm to be built in Mongolia. 

"The site is relatively
uninhabited with the exception of about a dozen nomadic families who
use the land on a seasonal basis," said Jack Mozingo, Black &
Veatch Project Manager. "As part of the assessment, we have visited
with the families about the possibility of wind farm development in
the area. In addition, we are documenting any wildlife presence and
migration in the region." 

The study will be completed
this year and is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development and the International Finance Corporation. The potential
50-megawatt wind farm site is approximately 40 miles from Ulaanbaatar. 

"Wind energy can be a
sustainable source of renewable and carbon-free power for the people
of Mongolia," said Bill Van Dyke, President of the Federal Services
Division of Black & Veatch.

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