Renewable energy contractor Mortenson Construction has begun building what it says will be the largest wind energy project in Nebraska.
Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary BHE Renewables, the 400 MW Grande Prairie Wind Project is located in Holt County and will generate renewable energy for the equivalent of approximately 120,000 average Nebraska homes.
Mortenson's scope of work will include the erection of 200 Vestas V110 turbines – beginning in May 2016 – and the engineering, procurement and construction of foundations, access roads, underground collection systems, two substations and a transmission line. The construction of roads and foundations is currently under way.
The project, expected to be completed in December 2016, is Mortenson Construction's first wind project to be built in Nebraska and the company's third largest to date.