Indy’s IEA Secures $45M Wind Construction Contract
Indianapolis-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (Nasdaq: IEA) has been awarded a $45 million wind construction contract for the Shady Oaks II Wind Farm in Illinois. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. awarded the project to White Construction, which is a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale renewable energy and civil infrastructure projects.
The company says the Shady Oaks II Wind Farm will bring an additional 22 wind turbine generators to the site.
“We look forward to supporting the full EPC needs of this project, in addition to installing advanced computer systems for real-time monitoring and control of each of the wind turbines on site,” said Chris Hanson, IEA’s executive vice president of renewable energy.
The company says the award is for the construction of a 118 megawatt utility-scale wind farm in Lee County, Illinois. IEA is expected to perform the engineering, procurement and construction needs of the project, which includes “the construction of access roads, the improvement of nearby public roads and the erection of collection systems, foundations, and substations for the wind farm.”
IEA says the construction team will also implement a supervisory control and data acquisition system to monitor the wind turbine generators.