Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA) has announced a new wind project award valued at approximately $67 million.
The award is for the construction of the 130 MW Richland Wind Farm, located in Sac County in western Iowa. The power generated by the project’s planned 53 GE turbines will be delivered into the Iowa electrical grid.
Work on the Richland project is scheduled to begin this month, with full operation by September 2020. The scope of IEA’s work includes all engineering, procurement and construction of project roads, turbine foundations, the MV collection system and the project substation.
Alliant Energy and Invenergy announced the Richland project in July 2018.
“The Richland project demonstrates Iowa’s strong and ongoing commitment to wind energy,” says JP Roehm, CEO of IEA. “The state is already home to nearly 9,000 installed megawatts, and there are more than 1,100 additional megawatts currently under construction there.”
To date, the company has assembled more than 7,200 wind turbines across North America.