White Construction Inc. announces the award of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract for the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm located in Iroquois and Ford counties in Illinois. The Pioneer Trail wind farm was developed and will be owned by E.ON Climate & Renewables. The wind farm will bring 150 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy power to this region.
“The Pioneer Trail wind farm will be White Construction’s ninth wind farm project in the state of Illinois and upon its completion; White Construction will have constructed over 1,000 MW of wind generation just in the state of Illinois. This is an exciting milestone for White and a testament to all the support White has received from the various Illinois construction trade unions, local trade vendors, local and state public officials, landowners and project stakeholders.;” says JP Roehm, Vice President of Business Development.
As the EPC contractor White Construction will be responsible for design and construction of all access roads, substation and transmission lines, wind turbine foundations, underground collection systems and wind turbine erection.
Ground was recently been broken on the project and scheduled completion is anticipated in the Spring of 2012.
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 €4 billion in renewable energy and environmental protection projects from 2010 – 2013 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.