Mortenson Begins Construction On Illinois Wind Farm

Mortenson Construction has started construction on the White Oak Energy Center, near Bloomington, Ill., which will add 150 MW to Illinois' approximate 2,000 MW wind generating capacity.

‘The White Oak project will be our fourth wind project we have built in Illinois, which represents approximately 40 percent of the state's total generating capacity,’ says Tim Maag, vice president and general manager of Mortenson's renewable energy groups.

Located in agricultural terrain in central Illinois along the McLean and Woodford County lines, the wind power facility – developed by Chicago-based developer Invenergy Wind LLC – will consist of 100 1.5 MW GE turbines.

Mortenson is responsible for the design and construction of access roads, foundations and the erection of the turbines.

SOURCE: Mortenson Construction

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