Mortenson Construction started construction of the Shady Oaks Wind Farm near Compton, Ill., adding 109.5 megawatts to the state's wind energy capacity. The wind power facility will consist of 71 Goldwind turbines. Mortenson is responsible for the design and construction of access roads, collection system, foundations, and the erection of the turbines.
The Shady Oaks project will be the fifth utility-scale wind facility that Mortenson has constructed in Illinois, bringing the total number of turbines erected in the state to 541, upon its completion. Construction started in late August and is expected to be complete in early 2012. BD+C