Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ (IEA) subsidiary company, White Construction, has been awarded an EPC wind contract in excess of $100 million in the state of Indiana.
The award is for the construction of a 302 MW wind farm in Northern Indiana. Construction began in August, 2020 and is expected to be completed in November 2021.
Once complete, the wind farm will have the capacity to power more than 83,000 homes with clean electricity. IEA will self-perform all of the engineering, procurement and construction needs of the project, including the building of access roads, erection of wind generators, installation of turbine foundations, and the construction of the project substations, transmission lines and a medium-voltage collection system.
“There continues to be a strong demand for wind construction, and we are very pleased to be able to support the efforts to bring increased renewable energy sources to our home state of Indiana. Wind installations in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020 were the highest second quarter of installations on record. This momentum has continued into the third quarter, and Indiana now has more than 1,100 MW of new wind energy capacity under construction or in advanced stages of development. With the extension of the production tax credit for wind construction, technologies improving, component pricing decreasing, and the interest in green, sustainable energy sources increasing, we expect our wind pipeline to remain robust into 2021.”JP Roehm, IEA’s president and chief executive officer.
To date, IEA has constructed more than 20 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across North America.