IEA has announced a pair of substantial wind energy project awards in Texas. Together, the awards are valued at more than USD 115 million.
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), a leading infrastructure construction company with specialised energy and heavy civil expertise, has announced a pair of substantial wind energy project awards in Texas. Together, the awards are valued at more than USD 115 million.
One award is for the construction of the Raymond Wind Farm in Willacy and Cameron counties. The project’s planned 91 Vestas turbines will generate 200 megawatts (MW) of power. The contract is valued at approximately USD 53 million.
The other award in Texas is for the West Raymond Wind Farm in Willacy, Hidalgo and Cameron counties. The approximate USD 62 million project involves 109 Vestas turbines that will produce nearly 240 MW of power.
JP Roehm, IEA’s Chief Executive Officer, said Texas is now and is expected to continue to prove a leading driver of wind energy projects, given both its commitment to renewable energy and its vast geography.
The power generated by the two wind farms will be delivered into the Texas electrical grid. Work on both projects is scheduled to begin in December with full operation by December 2020. The scope of IEA’s work includes the construction of project roads, WTG foundations, and the erection of turbines.
Both contracts were secured by IEA Constructors, a division of IEA that manages utility-scale energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects. RWE Renewables Americas, a division of German-based RWE AG, is the lead developer on the projects.
“We’re excited to move forward with two more South Texas wind farms this year, consolidating our position as a leader of Texas coastal wind,” said Silvia Ortin, COO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables. “These wind farms represent an investment of more than USD 500 million in the local area, furthering RWE’s strategy for renewables growth in the US market.”
In November, the firm had announced an approximately USD 50 million wind energy project award in Oklahoma from RWE Renewables. The award is for the construction of the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Woodward County in northwest Oklahoma. The 148 megawatts (MW) of power generated by the project’s planned 60 GE WTG turbines will be delivered into the Oklahoma electrical grid.