US contractor bags 250MW Illinois wind build


US contractor Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) has secured a deal to build the up to 250MW Blooming Grove wind farm in Illinois.

The project, which is located in McLean County, is being developed by Invenergy and will comprise 94 turbines from an unnamed supplier.

Work on the wind farm has been underway since September and is expected to be completed in late 2020.

The scope of IEA’s work includes construction of roads, foundations and installation of turbines.

White Construction, a division of IEA that performs the construction of heavy civil infrastructure projects, secured the contract.

IEA chief executive JP Roehm said the Illinois project is an excellent example of the size and scope of wind farm developments completed, underway or planned across much of the US.

“Momentum in wind energy is substantial across more than a dozen states and in several regions of the country, providing IEA both strong demand and geographic diversity,” Roehm said. “We expect activity to remain robust in 2020 and beyond.”

IEA has assembled more than 7200 wind turbines across North America.


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