Mortenson to build Quality Wind Project in British Columbia

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Mississauga, Ontario, November 11, 2010 — Mortenson Canada Corp. was picked by Capital Power Corp. to build the Quality Wind Project, which will be located about ten kilometers northeast of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.

With construction slated to begin mid-November 2010 Mortenson will erect 79 Vestas 1.8-MW wind turbines (44 model V100s and 35 model V90s) on 95-meter towers generating a total of 142.2 MW of renewable electrical power.

The project also calls for the construction of 22 km of 230kV transmission line, a 230kV substation, and about 44 km of roadway.

Mortenson will provide balance of plant engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. The wind power project is scheduled to be complete and begin producing power by the end of 2012.

In March 2010, BC Hydro announced that the Quality Wind Project had been selected for the award of an electricity purchase agreement and the project received its environmental assessment certificate from the BC government in July.

The Quality Wind Project is the sixth major wind power project that Mortenson has been tapped to construct within the past year in Canada. Mortenson has erected (including wind projects currently under construction) 328 wind turbines, generating 687.2 MW of wind power since it completed its first wind power project in Canada in 2006, when it constructed, the Prince Wind Power Project near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

In British Columbia, Mortenson is scheduled to complete the Dokie Wind Project, located near Chetwynd, British Columbia. Mortenson is erecting 48 Vestas 3-MW wind turbines, which will provide 144 MW of power, which will be purchased by BC Hydro.

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