IEA wins second major construction contract in one week


Infrastructure Energy Alternatives (IEA), has been awarded the contract to provide construction and engineering services, for EDF Renewables North America’s 300MW Milligan 1 wind project in Nebraska.

The news follows just days after the company announced that it been awarded the construction and engineering contract for the Neosho Ridge Wind scheme in Kansas, developed by Apex Clean Energy.

The Indiana-based company will be responsible for Milligan’s 99 turbine foundations, turbine installations, MV collection system, the onsite operations and maintenance building, and access roads for the facility.

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Milligan 1, which will be located in Saline County in south-east Nebraska, will use a combination of turbines from Vestas and Siemens Gamesa.

It is expected to start operations by November 2020 and will supply electricity for delivery into the Southwest Power Pool grid.

To date, IEA has assembled and installed more than 7,200 wind turbines across North America.

IEA chief executive JP Roehm said: “This significant new project in Nebraska is indicative of the ongoing strong demand for wind power that we are experiencing this year.”