“We are very pleased to have entered into a relationship with OwnEnergy as they continue to grow their wind portfolio and make their mark in the industry,” said Tim Maag, VP and general manager of Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group.
(PRWEB) November 12, 2014
OwnEnergy the leaders in mid-size wind energy development and Mortenson Construction today announced the completion of construction on the Windthorst II Wind Farm located in Windthorst, Texas, approximately 110 miles northwest of Dallas. OwnEnergy developed the project and a fund managed by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, purchased a majority interest in the project in December 2013. The Windthorst II Wind Farm will provide $1 million in property tax payments to Archer County and create 3 to 4 full time operation and maintenance jobs for the lifetime of the project.
“Completing construction on the Windthorst II wind project, which is our sixth wind farm to spin and our seventh completed project overall, is a major milestone for OwnEnergy” said OwnEnergy Founder and CEO Jacob Susman. “We are proud to demonstrate our construction and asset management capabilities with the completion of Windthorst II. What’s more, we are thrilled to work with BlackRock and Mortensen to bring clean, cost-competitive wind energy to Texas. We appreciate the long-term support from the community leaders and residents of Archer County, and we are looking forward to continuing our commitment to Texas’s clean energy economy.”
Mortenson was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including, the erection of twenty-eight (28) 2.4-MW Siemens turbines; foundations; underground collection; 69kv substation and access roads. Approximately 160 jobs were created throughout the course of construction.
The Windthorst II project is the 26th wind facility the renewable energy contractor has built in the state to date out of a total of 140 wind projects completed or under construction throughout North America.
“We are very pleased to have entered into a relationship with OwnEnergy as they continue
to grow their wind portfolio and make their mark in the industry,” said Tim Maag, VP and general manager of Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group. “We applaud their growing commitment to building projects with local ownership.”
OwnEnergy is the national leader in mid-sized wind energy development that enables landowners and communities to build and profit directly from their own local wind farms. Since OwnEnergy was founded in 2007, it has grown a pipeline of more than 25 community-supported energy wind farm partnerships across 23 U.S. states. The Company works in partnership with its nationwide network of energy entrepreneurs to develop the approximately 2,000MW of wind farms in its pipeline. The power of the company’s business model is reflected in the seven projects it has already successfully developed. OwnEnergy is based in Brooklyn, New York. For more information about OwnEnergy visit http://www.ownenergy.net.
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.
Since entering the renewable energy market in 1995, Mortenson Construction has become the leading builder of wind power facilities in North America having constructed 140 wind power projects throughout North America. In addition to wind power, Mortenson’s Renewable Energy Groups also construct facilities that generate solar power, emerging renewables, high voltage transmission and distribution and support services for operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities. Mortenson has offices in Chicago, Denver, Iowa City, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, Seattle and Toronto. For more information please visit http://www.mortenson.com.
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