Mortenson Construction Wins Solar Power Generation Project

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Minnesota Company is a Leader in Renewable Energy Construction

Our expertise developed in the wind energy industry allows us to deliver a better building experience for customers in solar and other renewable energy markets. enXco is forward thinking in the renewables industry and Mortenson is pleased to partner with them on a project that is important to advancing the solar market as well as improving the economy of New Jersey.

Mortenson Construction has been selected by enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN), to build a 1.8 megawatt (DC) solar photovoltaic array in Belle Mead, N.J. It is the first solar power generation project for Mortenson, a leading wind-energy contractor in North America.

The ground-mount fixed tilt solar array, utilizing 25,000 photovoltaic modules, will be constructed for enXco customer Carrier Clinic, a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare system, on nearly 14 acres and will be the largest solar power system on a New Jersey healthcare system campus. Using a clean, safe and sustainable energy source, the solar array is expected to supply 50 percent of Carrier Clinic's electrical services during periods of peak demand.

"Mortenson is committed to helping customers nationwide meet their clean energy goals," said Mark Donahue, general manager for Mortenson's Renewable Energy Groups. "Our expertise developed in the wind energy industry allows us to deliver a better building experience for customers in solar and other renewable energy markets. enXco is forward thinking in the renewables industry and Mortenson is pleased to partner with them on a project that is important to advancing the solar market as well as improving the economy of New Jersey."

Since entering the renewable energy market in 1995, Mortenson has become a leading builder of wind power projects in North America. Today, Mortenson has been involved in the construction of more than 80 wind power projects, totaling more than 8,000 megawatts across the U.S. and Canada. Mortenson currently employs more than 2,200 people nationwide with dedicated teams to help deliver renewable energy projects to its growing list of customers.

Engineering News-Record ranked Mortenson 22nd in the 2009 Top 400 Contractors listing. The company is ranked 11th in Power with 100 percent of this sector's revenue coming from renewable energy.

About Mortenson Construction
Founded in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a U.S.-based, family-owned construction company. As one of the nation's top builders, Mortenson provides a complete range of services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and turn-key development.

Mortenson has offices in Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Seattle with international operations in Canada and China.

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