Renewable Energy, Wind

OwnEnergy, Mortenson build 67 MW Texas wind farm

Mid-size wind power developer OwnEnergy and Mortenson Construction completed construction on the Windthorst II Wind Farm located in Windthorst, Texas, about 110 miles northwest of Dallas. OwnEnergy developed the project and a fund managed by asset manager Blackrock, purchased a majority interest in the project in December 2013.

The Windthorst II Wind Farm will provide $1 million in property tax payments to Archer County and create 3 to 4 full time operation and maintenance jobs for the lifetime of the wind power project.

Mortenson was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including, the erection of twenty-eight 2.4-MW Siemens wind turbines; foundations; underground collection; 69kv substation and access roads. About 160 jobs were created throughout the course of construction.

The Windthorst II project is the 26th wind facility the renewable energy contractor has built in the state to date out of a total of 140 wind projects completed or under construction throughout North America.