Mortenson Construction Begins Construction on Spinning Spur II Wind Project

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Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups has started construction on the Spinning Spur II Wind Project located in Oldham County, Texas. The 161 megawatt (MW) project will be the 21st project that Mortenson has built in the Lone Star State to date and the 25th project for EDF EN North America in both the U.S. and Canada.

Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups has started construction on the Spinning Spur II Wind Project located in Oldham County, Texas.

Situated on 27 square miles of farmland in the Texas Panhandle, the 161 megawatt (MW) project will be comprised of 87, 1.85 MW, 80-meter GE turbines. Mortenson’s overall scope of work will include engineering, procurement and construction of all access roads, foundations, wind turbine erection, collection system, operations and maintenance building and the installation of MET towers.

This will be the 21st project that Mortenson has built in the Lone Star State to date and the 25th project for EDF EN North America in both the U.S. and Canada.

“Spinning Spur represents a significant milestone for us,” said Tim Maag, VP and General Manager of Mortenson Construction’s Wind Energy group. “It has been a privilege to have built 24 successful wind projects together, and we applaud EDF Renewable Energy’s continued commitment to expanding their renewable energy footprint.”

Mortenson Renewable Energy Groups expects to hire approximately 200 people throughout the course of construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in May of 2014.

As one of the first projects to connect to the CREZ transmission lines, Spinning Spur II will generate enough electricity to power approximately 50,000 households.

About Mortenson Construction
Founded in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a U.S.-based, family-owned construction company. Ranked as the 25th largest contractor in America, according to Engineering News-Record, and the 13th largest power contractor, 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.

Since entering the renewable energy market in 1995, Mortenson Construction has become a leading builder of wind and solar power facilities in North America, having constructed 136 wind and solar projects generating more than 13,000 megawatts of renewable power across North America. Five additional renewable energy projects are currently under construction in the U.S. and Canada.

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