Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
Mortenson Construction today announced the completion of construction of the Two Dot wind project located in Two Dot, Montana.
Owned by NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), an unregulated clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), the 9.73 megawatt (MW) project is the company’s first onshore wind project, which was energized earlier this month. The energy produced was sold to NorthWestern Energy (NWE) under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Mortenson Construction was responsible for the design and construction of access roads, foundations, erection, underground electrical collection system and a 100kV substation interconnecting into an adjacent Northwestern Energy (NWE) transmission line. The Two Dot wind farm is the fifth wind farm the renewable energy contractor has built in the state to date and its 135th wind project constructed since 1995.
“We are very pleased to support NJR’s entry into the wind industry and to be part of the expansion of their renewable energy portfolio,” stated Tim Maag, VP and general manager of Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group. “We value our new partnership and their commitment to furthering the growth of our industry."
Mortenson will begin construction on their second project for NJR, the Carroll County wind farm, located in Iowa in late summer.
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, Mortenson provides a complete range of services including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and turn-key development.
Since entering the renewable energy market in 1995, Mortenson Construction has become the leading builder of wind power facilities in North America having constructed more than 135 wind projects throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to wind power, Mortenson’s Renewable Energy Groups also constructs facilities that generate solar power, emerging renewables, high voltage transmission and distribution, and support services for operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities.
Mortenson has operations in the U.S. and Canada with offices in Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle and Toronto. For more information please visit http://www.mortenson.com.
About New Jersey Resources
NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates energy projects that generate clean power and provide low-carbon energy solutions. These solutions benefit its customers, while providing growth opportunity for shareholders. To date, NJRCEV’s approach has focused on commercial and residential solar project development in New Jersey. As a part of its clean energy strategy, NJRCEV will look to diversify its holdings to include small to mid-sized onshore wind projects, supported by long-term power purchase agreements, as well as other energy investments such as combined heat and power (CHP) projects.