Mortenson is constructing the 202 MW Baffin Wind Project, located in Sarita, Texas, for long-term customer Iberdrola Renewables, an international energy leader. Baffin Wind project will be comprised of 101 Gamesa G97 turbines that will have a total output of 202 MW. This project will generate enough power for over 67,000 households. In addition, more than 200 jobs will be created during peak construction and more than 25 suppliers will be engaged in the project.
Mortenson will be responsible for the design of access roads and construction of foundations, met tower, O&M building, WTG erection and tower wiring. Project completion is scheduled for October of 2014.
The Baffin project has fully embraced VDC in the field, using machine controlled GPS grading, foundation models, turbine parts laydown plans and delivery routing plans, and real-time project status tracking techniques.
Mortenson has a strong working relationship with Iberdrola Renewables that dates back ten years during which Mortenson has built 13 projects for Iberdrola. Mortenson is well-versed at building wind projects in Texas with more than 20 projects in the state.