Mortenson Renewable Energy Groups Begins Construction on Spinning Spur II
August 22, 2013
Minneapolis, MN: Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups has started construction on the Spinning Spur II Wind Project located in Oldham County, Texas.
Situated on 27 square miles of farmland in the Texas Panhandle, the 161 megawatt (MW) project will be comprised of 87, 1.85 MW, 80-meter GE turbines. Mortenson’s overall scope of work will include engineering, procurement and construction of all access roads, foundations, wind turbine erection, collection system, operations and maintenance building and the installation of MET towers.
This will be the 21st project that Mortenson has built in the Lone Star State to date and the 25th project for EDF EN North America in both the U.S. and Canada.
"Spinning Spur represents a significant milestone for us," said Tim Maag, VP and General Manager of Mortenson Construction’s Wind Energy group. "It has been a privilege to have built 24 successful wind projects together, and we applaud EDF Renewable Energy’s continued commitment to expanding their renewable energy footprint."
Mortenson Renewable Energy Groups expects to hire approximately 200 people throughout the course of construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in May of 2014.
As one of the first projects to connect to the CREZ transmission lines, Spinning Spur II will generate enough electricity to power approximately 50,000 households.