December 10 (Renewables Now) - Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc (NASDAQ:IEA), or IEA, has been awarded a contract to built two wind farms in Texas with a combined capacity of 440 MW for RWE Renewables Americas LLC.
The deal is worth around USD 115 million (EUR 103.7m), IEA said on Tuesday. It will install 91 wind turbines supplied by Vestas Wind System A/S (CPH:VWS) for the 200-MW Raymond Wind Farm project and 109 Vestas turbines for the 240-MW West Raymond Wind Farm scheme.
Both plants are expected to break ground this month and begin operations by December 2020. Under the contract from the US unit of Germany’s RWE AG (ETR:RWE), IEA is also in charge of roads construction and the turbine foundations.
For the first nine months of the year, Texas led the country in wind installations with 2,129 MW of new capacity, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association.
Currently, IEA is constructing a 148-MW wind park in Oklahoma for RWE and a 300-MW wind farm in Nebraska for Invenergy LLC.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.902)