For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020
Vancouver, B.C. – February 18, 2020 – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX-Venture: NKW) today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2019, a fiscal period during which the Company continued to explore ways to forward the NaiKun Wind Project while controlling its costs. A substantial restructuring was undertaken in fiscal 2010 and the Company has maintained both the expense profile and the strategic efforts as laid out by the Board of Directors. NaiKun Wind remains confident that these undertakings represent the best available opportunities to support the advancement of the project and maximize shareholder value.
For the three months ended December 31, 2019, NaiKun Wind incurred a net loss of $264,863 ($0.004 per share), compared to $234,587 (0.004 per share) for the three months ended December 31, 2018. As at December 31, 2019, NaiKun Wind had $204,067 in cash and cash equivalents, compared to $232,037 at the end of September 30, 2019. These numbers are consistent with the Company’s planned operations.
NaiKun Wind remains optimistic that the significant energy forecasts for Northern B.C. and the implementation of BC’s CleanBC Policy will benefit NaiKun. The NaiKun Wind project is the only project of significant scale in the region. With the remarkable advances in offshore wind development, the NaiKun Project is both affordable and competitive to meet the long-term electricity needs of British Columbia.
As announced on August 21, 2019, the Company signed an indicative offer with a major offshore development company to develop the world class wind resource. While the completion and signing of the agreements has taken longer than initially expected the two companies continue to work at bring the definitive agreements to completion. A further update will be provided on the signing of the definitive agreement. NaiKun cautions the negotiations are not complete. The final agreement, when successfully completed, will be subject to shareholder, regulatory and TSX Venture Exchange approvals.
NaiKun Wind Energy Group is a British Columbia-based renewable energy company. Located on B.C.’s northwest coast, where the wind resource is one of the strongest and most consistent in the world, NaiKun Wind’s 400MW offshore wind project would generate enough energy to provide electricity to 200,000 B.C. homes. If the project does proceed it is expected to result in an estimated 500 jobs during construction, 50 permanent jobs for maintenance and operations and more that $400 million in direct expenditures in the province during construction, of which $250 million will benefit North Coast communities.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements – This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of the Company. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on its behalf.
The NaiKun Wind project is at an advanced stage of development and is engaged in detailed negotiations with a significant offshore wind development company. Given its development status, construction could begin within two years of the award of an electricity purchase agreement.
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For further information please contact:
Michael O’Connor, President & CEO
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.
Tel: 604-631-4483 • Fax: 604-685-4215