Infrastructure Energy Alternatives (IEA) was awarded with three clean energy construction contracts for a total of $300 million. Two of the projects will be located in Texas, while the remaining one will be located in Illinois, the company announced this Tuesday.
Firstly, the contracts are for procurement and construction (EPC), and include wind and solar assets.
Secondly, the work on the solar farm began in the first quarter of this year, and it’s expected to be completed by December, 2021.
Thirdly, IEA is providing all the engineering, civil, foundations, trackers, collection, inverter installations, module installations and commissioning at the solar project site.
Moreover, works on the wind farm also began in the first quarter of 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2022. Likewise, IEA is self-performing all the project work, including the construction of project roads; also, the erection of wind turbine generators and the installation of the medium voltage collection systems.
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IEA keeps expanding its construction portfolio across North America
On the other hand, both of the projects mentioned above are located in Texas. The remaining project is a wind farm, to be located in Illinois; completion will happen by 2022.
In addition, as the two others, IEA will also build all the public and private access roads for the project site; will erect the wind turbine generators and also will install the collection systems.
Furthermore, IEA will expand its construction portfolio across North America. To date, it has constructed more than 20 operating gigawatts of renewable energy projects. In fact, the company ranks #2 for combined wind and solar revenues amongst Engineering News-Record’s 2020 Top 400 Contractors.
Consequently, “IEA is pleased to provide the necessary support to expand our nation’s renewable energy resources.” Said JP Roehm, IEA’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Finally, he also remarked. “Texas and Illinois rank first and sixth in the U.S., respectively, for total operating wind, solar and energy storage capacity. Both states are leading the way in reducing our country’s carbon footprint; we look forward to being able to continue to build on this momentum through these most recent wind and solar awards.”