White Construction Inc. has been selected by E.ON Climate & Renewables North America to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the Settlers Trail Wind Farm located in Iroquois County, Illinois.
As the EPC contractor White Construction will self-perform the erection of the wind turbines, construct all access roads, and modify existing public roads, design and build all foundations and collection systems. The Settlers Trail wind farm will consist of 94 GE 1.6 XLE turbines, 1.6ME each, bringing 150 MWs of clean renewable energy power to this region. The work is scheduled to start in November 2010 and will be completed in October 2011.
White Construction Inc. has been involved in the construction of more than 4,000 MW of wind across the U.S. and Canada. This wind farm will be White Construction’s eighth wind project in the state of Illinois and their second project with E.ON Climate and Renewables.
E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) is responsible for the E.ON group’s renewable energy and environmental protection activities around the world. Tapping renewable energy sources offers enormous alternatives, both from a business perspective and for the environment. E.ON Climate & Renewables will be investing €8 billion in renewable energy and environmental protection projects from 2007 – 2012 to expand the share of renewable energy in E.ON’s portfolio for the long term. E.ON has thus taken a leading role in developing renewable energy sources worldwide. For more information, please visit www.eon.com/renewables.