US-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ (IEA) division White Construction has secured a construction contract for the 250MW Blooming Grove Wind Energy Center in Illinois, US.
Located in McLean County, Blooming Grove will be equipped with 94 turbines. The clean energy generated by the facility will be supplied to Illinois electrical grid.
According to the contract, IEA will be responsible for the turbine foundation construction, turbine erection and laying new roads for the project.
The energy generated by the wind power project will be sufficient to power 69,000 homes in the region every year. The project works started last September, with complete operations expected to begin later this year.
The Blooming Grove project is being developed by Invenergy, which owns and operates large-scale renewable and clean energy generation and storage facilities across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
IEA CEO JP Roehm said: “Momentum in wind energy is substantial across more than a dozen states and in several regions of the country, providing IEA with both strong demand and geographic diversity. We expect activity to remain robust in 2020 and beyond.”
Roehm further added that the Illinois project is an example of wind farm developments completed, underway or planned across much of the US.
IEA is an infrastructure construction company with specialised energy and heavy civil expertise. The company has already assembled more than 7,200 wind turbines across North America.
White Construction specialises in the heavy civil infrastructure project construction.