US contractor to build 250 MW wind turbine in Illinois – reNews

Invenergy has contracted with White Construction, a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, to build the 250 MW Sapphire Sky wind farm in the US state of Illinois.

The $ 75 million deal will see White Construction supply the engineering and construction of 64 turbines and nearly 20 miles of private access roads.

Work began on the project in the fourth quarter of 2021, with completion expected by the fourth quarter of this year.

The development is expected to create nearly 300 new jobs in Illinois during the construction period.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Managing Director JP Roehm said: “Invenergy is a valued and long-term partner of the IEA, a company whose commitment to creating sustainable large-scale energy solutions aligns closely with with our vision and our values.

“We are proud to partner with them on this important project, a project that further positions Illinois as a leading producer of domestic wind power, while providing significant socio-economic benefits to the citizens of McLean County. “

Invenergy’s construction company chief Bryan Schueler said: “We are delighted to be working again with the IEA team and to be under construction on our largest renewable energy project in the world. Illinois.

“Working with trusted partners like the IEA is essential in accelerating the transition to clean energy in Illinois and beyond. “

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