Construction Updates

Construction is underway on the Milligan 1 Wind Farm. We understand that this process entails some necessary disturbance to local residents. Please rest assured that safety will always be our top priority. Below you can find more information on the delivery and construction progress.

During July & August

The entire project site will be busy with all related construction activity being performed including:

Tower Foundations and Roads

  • 17 foundations remain to be completed; expected to be complete in mid-August
  • Access roads and Radii continue; expected to be complete by late-July to early-August

Tower Deliveries

  • 30 Siemens-Gamesa SG145 (4.5 MW) turbines are expected to arrive mid to late July.
  • 36 Siemens-Gamesa SG129 (2.75 MW) turbines continue to arrive and we expect to receive all machines no later than mid-August.
  • 33 Vestas 110 (2.0 MW) turbines arrived late April.

Erection and Commissioning

  • 27 of 33 Vestas turbines topped out; expected to complete by mid-August and pre-commission
  • Siemens Gamesa SG129: Erection commenced in July 2020
  • Siemens Gamesa SG145: Erection to commence mid to late August.

Collections

  • Trenching and the burial of collection cable continues and we expect completion in August.

Substation and Switchyard

  • Milligan Substation is nearing completion
  • Tobias Switchyard is also nearing completion pending transmission tie in expected in late September and initial backfeed from the utility in October.

What to Expect

A crew of almost 300 are in the area working to build the Milligan1 Wind Project with more than $4 Million spent at local establishments to date on things like:

  • Meals at local café’s, restaurants and catering services
  • Fuel from local depot and suppliers (can be in excess of 10,000 gallons per week!)
  • Concrete and gravel, other raw materials for construction
  • Services like fence and tile installation/repair are sourced locally
  • Housing for construction crew (rental properties, hotels, etc.)

Turbines will be delivered in complete sets - 8 or 9 trucks carrying long loads. These trucks will be carrying the turbine tower sections, the turbine blades, the nacelle, the hub and other small parts.

With deliveries and construction underway, please know that we are here to address any concerns or questions that arise.
Call Ric Nelson: 972-804-9234 or our Milligan 1 Operations Manager Contact Number: 855-916-7369.
Or, visit our Connect with Us page and fill out our simple contact form.

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