First Wind Selects RMT as Balance-of-Plant Contractor for Milford Wind

RMT has been awarded balance-of-plant engineering and construction work for the Milford Wind Corridor Phase I project in Beaver and Millard Counties, Utah. Phase I has a nameplate generating capacity of 203.5 megawatts (MW), making it one of the largest renewable energy facilities in Utah and the first utility-scale wind farm in the state.

RMT’s WindConnect team started work on First Wind’s Milford Wind Corridor Phase I in late March of this year. As balance-of-plant contractor, RMT will be providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the access roads, crane pads, crane paths and associated infrastructure, including a 34.5-kV electrical collector system and a 34.5/345-kV substation.

The company will also be responsible for operations, maintenance, turbine erection and mechanical completion of 97 GE and Clipper wind turbine generators.

“We are proud to be a part of First Wind’s efforts to design and build the largest wind farm in Utah,” said Frank Greb, RMT’s vice president. “Our team’s experience and commitment will allow us to efficiently and safely construct this state-of-the-art renewable energy facility.”

First Wind Holdings LLC has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority to supply the City of Los Angeles with renewable energy from the Milford facility.

RMT is heaviliy involved in the wind industry. Last week, RMT’s WindConnect announced that it had completed the engineering and construction on the Fowler Ridge I Wind Farm, a 400-megawatt (MW) facility owned by BP Wind Energy and Dominion Resources Inc. The facility is located in Benton County, Indiana about 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

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