Burgos – More trees have to fall, to give way to the on-going construction of the largest wind farm in the Philippines, which is targeted for commissioning in the last quarter of this year.
After eight months of full construction work, the Burgos wind project (BWP) of the Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Ilocos Norte has started installation work and transportation of huge wind turbines in the area following grounds excavation and backfilling operations along the sprawling 60.0-hectare coastal and mountainous areas covering Brgys. Saoit, Poblacion and Nagsurot.
The DENR has granted at least two special cutting permits to EDC for the cutting of these towering trees covering several barangays of Burgos town where the large scale Vestas V90-3.MW wind turbines and ancillary plant will be erected. EDC’s special cutting permit no. 2013-04 and 2013-05 covers the cutting of 848 trees. About 732 if these have already been felled.