White Construction wins $65m contract to build 150MW wind farm in US


White Construction, a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), has secured a $65m contract to build a 150MW wind farm in northern Iowa, US.

IEA manages utility-scale renewable energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects.

Upon completion in November 2020, the wind farm will generate 600,000MWh of electricity annually which is enough to power approximately 70,000 homes.

Under the terms of the contract, White Construction will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project.

The scope of the work also includes the construction of access roads, the assembly of wind generators, installation of turbine foundation as well as the construction of project substations and a medium-voltage collection system.

Iowa Environmental Council said that the US state of Iowa, which ranks second in the US for installing wind capacity, is claimed to be a national leader in wind energy. It was also claimed to be the first state to produce over 30% of its electricity from wind.

According to the council, the state will have more than 10,000MW of installed capacity within the next few years with the construction of the latest wind farm.

IEA president and CEO JP Roehm said: “IEA is committed to providing state-of-the-art, sustainable energy solutions to each of our clients.

“We are very pleased to be able to support this newest wind farm project that will bring reliable, affordable energy to Iowa, while also contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the state.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IEA is an infrastructure construction company that has assembled over 7,200 wind turbines across North America.

Recently, Danish power company Ørsted has completed of its 338MW Sage Draw Wind project located in Garza and Lynn Counties in the US state of Texas.


White Construction to build 150MW wind farm in northern Iowa. (Credit: TeeFarm from Pixabay.)

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