Mortenson's Wind Energy Group was selected by MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC) to construct Ida Grove Wind Project, a 300-megawatt project. This was the 12th project constructed for the customer.
The civil scope of self-performed work includes over 500,000 CY of earthwork, placing approximately 450,000 ton of aggregate across 175,000 lf of new access roads, public road improvements, laydown yards, foundation excavation and backfill of 134 turbine sites. Construction commenced in late April 2016 and was completed in December 2016.
With the completion of Ida Grove and O’Brien, Mortenson has installed nearly 3,400 MW of clean energy in the state of Iowa alone, which is 55% of all wind energy installed in Iowa.