RMT to Build Wind Farm for Granite Reliable Power

28 February 2011 (Last Updated February 28th, 2011 18:30)

US Geothermal has secured a $96.8m loan guarantee to construct the 23MW Neal Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon, US. RMT will build a 99MW wind farm for Granite Reliable Power, a partnership firm between Brookfield Renewable Power and Freshet Wind Energy. The project, to be constr

US Geothermal has secured a $96.8m loan guarantee to construct the 23MW Neal Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon, US.

RMT will build a 99MW wind farm for Granite Reliable Power, a partnership firm between Brookfield Renewable Power and Freshet Wind Energy.

The project, to be constructed in New Hampshire, US, will generate electricity to power 25,000 homes every year and is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Brookfield Renewable Power's US Operations COO Kim Osmars said the project brings numerous benefits to the region, and it is important that it be built by a company with proven experience.

"RMT fits that bill, and we look forward to working together to safely construct this wind farm," Osmars said.

Under the contract, RMT will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for the civil and electrical infrastructure including the installation of 33 Vestas V90 3.0-MW wind turbines.

The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and turbine foundations, while the electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5-kV overhead and underground collection system, a 5.8-mile 115-kV overhead power line, a substation, and interconnection to the Public Service of New Hampshire system.

RMT will also be responsible for the tower erection and construction of a 5000 Special Forces operations and maintenance building.