SAIC verifies Hawaii wind project

DENVER. October 8, 2010. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), through its wholly owned subsidiary R. W. Beck, provided an independent review and analysis of the engineering, technical, and construction aspects of First Wind’s 30 MW Kahuku Wind project in Hawaii to help facilitate the closing of its $117 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.  First Wind is an independent wind energy company focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States.

The wind project, which began construction in July, will consist of twelve 2.5 MW wind turbines and will have the capacity to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power up to 7,700 Oahu homes each year. It will also include a battery energy storage system that will be the largest of its kind in the state. SAIC will continue to provide construction monitoring and testing services until the construction is complete in February 2011.

R. W. Beck is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

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