Mortenson was selected by BHE Renewables to build the Walnut Ridge Wind Project with in Bureau County and Whiteside, Illinois. This is the second project we will construct directly for BHE. Construction began in early August 2017 and is expected to be completed by December 1, 2018.
The scope of work includes engineering and construction of roads, foundations, erection of 106 Vestas V110 turbines, collection, substation, transmission line, met towers and interconnect facility. As expected in Illinois, the team will be working on a flat terrain. The land is also known for wet subsurface conditions.
This project will support 50 local job suppliers and at peak construction around 225 people will be employed on site. Walnut Ridge will be Mortenson's 8th wind energy project constructed in the state of Illinois.