Xcel Energy selected Mortenson to construct the Rush Creek Wind Project in Limon, CO. This is the first direct wind project we have constructed for Xcel Energy. Rush Creek will also be the largest wind project Mortenson has ever built as well as Colorado’s largest, boosting the state’s wind generation capacity by 20 percent.
The scope of work includes access roads, foundations, collection system installation, O&M building, erection and wiring of 300 Vestas V110 2.0 MW turbines. We will also self-perform all civil and HVT work. Construction of the two phase project began in June of 2017 and is expected to complete in October of 2018. The terrain the project team will be working with is flat to rolling hills. An expected challenge for this project is that the two phases are 35 miles apart, laydown yard to laydown yard, requiring a very efficient schedule to keep everything moving and finished on time.