Mortenson Construction’s Wind Energy Group announced its selection as EPC contractor to build the Slate Creek Wind Project by long-term partner, EDF Renewable Energy. Located in Geuda Springs, Kansas, the Slate Creek Wind Project will consist of 75 Vestas 2.0 megawatt (MW) wind turbines. The project marks the 26th wind project Mortenson will construct for California-based, EDF Renewable Energy, and its sixth project to be built in Kansas.
“Since the beginning of our nearly 15-year relationship, Mortenson has constructed over 3,300 MWs of wind power with EDF Renewable Energy in a very successful partnership,” stated Tim Maag, VP and general manager of Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group. “We look forward to returning to Kansas with EDF Renewable Energy and continuing to contribute to the growth of this industry together.”
Mortenson built the 100-MW Spearville III wind project for EDF Renewable Energy in 2012, and the 100-MW Spearville I project in 2006.
Construction on the 90-square mile site will begin in May with expected completion in December 2015. Mortenson will be responsible for the construction of the access roads, foundations, operations and maintenance (O&M) building, turbine erection, and underground electrical collection system.
Approximately 150 new jobs will be created during the peak construction of the Slate Creek Wind Project, which will provide power for more than 45,000 homes per year upon completion.