Mortenson has been selected by longtime customer MidAmerican Energy Co. to construct Phase II of the Beaver Creek wind project in Iowa.
Beaver Creek Phase II will mark the 15th wind project MidAmerican Energy and Mortenson will build together. The project will add 170 MW to Iowa’s wind energy capacity and will be the 27th wind project Mortenson has built in the state.
“Mortenson constructed Phase I of Beaver Creek and finished ahead of schedule. We are excited to build upon our relationship and experience working with MidAmerican Energy Co. to deliver another asset to their renewable energy portfolio,” says Tim Maag, vice president and general manager of Mortenson’s wind energy group.
Beaver Creek Phase II is being constructed across Greene County near the town of Dana. The project’s scope of work includes access roads, foundations, collection, installation and erection. Mortenson will also self-perform all civil and high voltage work.
Vestas will provide 85 V110-2.0 turbines, which will be delivered beginning in early June. Construction is estimated to start in early May and is scheduled to be completed in December. At the peak of construction, Beaver Creek Phase II is expected to employ approximately 180 construction workers.