Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group has selected RMT Inc. to design and construct its 201 MW Post Rock Wind Energy Facility in Lincoln and Ellsworth counties in central Kansas.
Additionally, the Kansas Corporation Commission recently approved Wind Capital Group's power purchase agreement with Westar Energy for the electricity generated by the Post Rock facility, another important milestone for the project.
According to Wind Capital, RMT will provide engineering, procurement, and civil and electrical infrastructure construction to support the installation of the wind turbines at the site. The civil and electrical infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, turbine foundations, an underground collector system, in-tower wiring, and the construction of two meteorological towers. RMT is also responsible for mechanical turbine completion, tower erection, and testing and inspections.
According to the release, RMT has worked with Wind Capital Group on five completed projects totaling 312 MW of installed capacity.
The Post Rock project follows on the heels of Wind Capital Group's 150 MW Lost Creek Wind Energy Facility, for which RMT also served as the construction contractor.
When completed, Post Rock will be the seventh utility-scale wind energy facility Wind Capital Group has developed and the second project, after Lost Creek, it will also own and operate.
Construction at the Post Rock Wind Energy Facility is scheduled to begin this year, with the project coming online in the second half of 2012.