NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.

NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.

March 16, 2009 08:30 ET

NaiKun Wind Meteorological Station Project Recognized With Prestigious Engineering Award

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. ("NaiKun Wind") (TSX VENTURE:NKW) announced today that the meteorological station at its project site in Hecate Strait has been recognized with an award from the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia.

The Award for Engineering Excellence was presented to Sandwell Engineering Inc. ("Sandwell") of Vancouver, British Columbia, the consulting engineers for the meteorological station project. A total of five awards were issued in different categories, with the award for the meteorological station issued in the Natural Resource, Energy and Industry category.

"We are pleased to see the team at Sandwell recognized by their peers for their work on this project for NaiKun Wind," said Paul Taylor, NaiKun Wind's President and CEO. "The award speaks to the engineering expertise at Sandwell for this type of project and the opportunities that offshore wind-generated electricity represents for British Columbia."

"The award is as much about the positive relationship that Sandwell has with NaiKun Wind as it is about the project," said John Cross, a Senior Project Manager with Sandwell. "We are looking forward to continuing to support NaiKun Wind in its impressive bid to contribute to B.C.'s renewable energy needs."
The main objective of the meteorological station project was to provide a stable and accessible offshore platform for wind measurement instruments. Installation of the station was an essential step in proving the strength of the wind resource in Hecate Strait and confirming the commercial viability of the 396 MW wind energy project being developed by NaiKun Wind.

The meteorological station was sited, permitted, designed, fabricated, installed and commissioned in just six months. Local contractors were used to manufacture and install the structure, and there was no adverse impact on the environment or local fisheries. The station uses laser-based ZephIR LiDAR technology to measure wind speed, direction and other attributes at multiple heights.

NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NKW) is a British Columbia-based renewable energy company, traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. The first phase of the NaiKun Wind project will generate enough energy to provide electricity to 130,000 B.C. homes, help the province reach its goal of becoming electricity self-sufficient by 2016, and play a significant role in combatting climate change. The project will also create an estimated 200 jobs during construction and 50 permanent jobs for maintenance and operations. NaiKun Wind is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and collaboratively with stakeholder groups and local communities in the development of its project. Additional information is available at

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