EDF wind project of 300 MW in Nebraska awards USD-98m contract

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August 7 (Renewables Now) - US construction company Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives Inc (NASDAQ:IEA) has been awarded a contract to build the 300-MW Milligan 1 wind farm in Saline County in the state of Nebraska.

The company said Tuesday the roughly USD-98-million (EUR 87.6m) job will include engineering and construction of wind turbine foundations, access roads, medium-voltage collection system, turbine installation, and other activities.

EDF Renewables North America, of French Electricite de France SA group (EPA:EDF), is the project’s lead developer.

The wind farm design includes 99 turbines from two suppliers, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE). Once online, Milligan 1 will be capable of powering up to 115,000 households.

Construction near Nebraska’s capital of Lincoln is slated to start this September. The wind farm will reach full operation by November 2020 and feed power into the Southwest Power Pool electrical grid.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.89)

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