First Wind begins construction work on 105MW wind project in US
US-based wind energy company First Wind has commenced major construction on its 105MW Palouse wind project in northern Whitman County, Washington, US.
The power project will consist of 58 units of Vestas V100-1.8MW wind turbine, which are expected to be delivered in the next month.
RMT will act as the general contractor on the project and the construction is expected to be completed by November 2012.
First Wind secured $210m in construction financing after the start of initial stages of construction work in October 2011.
The Palouse wind project is expected to be online and operational before the end of this year, and will provide clean, renewable energy available for about 30,000 homes.
The energy produced by the facility will be sold to Avista Corp through a direct interconnect to the Avista 230kV Benewah-to-Shawnee transmission line.