Mortenson Construction has completed construction of the Elk Wind Project located in Greeley, Iowa. Owned by RPM Access, an independent developer, owner and operator of wind farms in the Midwest, the project will add 41 megawatts to the state's 3600-plus megawatts of wind energy currently online.
Mortenson was responsible for the design and construction of access roads, foundations, underground collection and a 69-kV substation.
"We were delighted to partner with RPM on our first project together," said Tim Maag, a vice president and general manager of Mortenson's Renewable Energy groups. "We share their commitment to expanding wind energy throughout the Midwest--and especially Iowa as one of the leading states in wind energy."
Mortenson will complete construction of five wind projects In Iowa this year. By the end of 2011, Mortenson will have built 17 wind projects in the state generating a total of 1894 megawatts of renewable power. BD+C