By Greentech Lead America: RMT, a renewable energy
engineering, procurement and construction contractor, will design and construct
the 67-MW Colorado Highlands Wind project in Logan County, Colorado for
Alliance Power. The Colorado Highlands Wind project will be the first wind
farm built by RMT in Colorado.
RMT will install 42 GE 1.6-MW
wind turbines at the site and provide EPC of the civil and electrical
infrastructure for the project. The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane
paths and pads, and turbine foundations.
RMT will also build a 34.5/115-kV power substation, a
6.2-mile, 115-kV project transmission line and interconnection switchyard to
the Western Area Power Administration’s system.
RMT is also responsible for tower erection, in-tower
wiring, mechanical turbine completion, operations and maintenance building
construction, and testing and inspections to deliver a fully functional
wind-powered electrical generation facility.
Construction of the project will commenced in late April
2012 and scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012.
“This development will provide an important addition
of renewable energy to the area’s resources. We are proud that Alliance Power
selected RMT to serve as the project’s general contractor and look forward to
its successful completion,” said Mark Osten, director of business
The wind farm will
generate enough clean energy to power approximately 19,000 homes. Under a
20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) the clean energy generated by the wind will
delivered to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a
not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in
Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
The Colorado Highlands Wind project is one of seven
projects totaling 555 MW of renewable power generation that RMT is constructing
“We are confident RMT is the right team with the
best skills and capabilities to successfully complete this important project.
We look forward to our project beginning operations by the end of the
year,” said Jim Michael, the managing member for Colorado Highlands Wind.
RMT constructs 1,100 MW of renewable energy in 2011
Recently, RMT announced it provided engineering,
procurement, and civil and electrical infrastructure construction for
approximately 1,100 MW of renewable energy during 2011. By focusing on building
clean energy projects and expanding its service offerings into different
technologies, RMT look forward to growing its renewable portfolio in 2012 and