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 September

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

Tower Foundations and Roads

  • All 99 foundations are complete which means that concrete work is finished and the
    batch plant is to be removed shortly from the Laydown yard on County Road 1000.
  • Installation continues on the access roads on the west side of the project.

Tower Deliveries

  • 30 Siemens-Gamesa SG145 (4.5 MW) turbines - delivery has started
  • 36 Siemens-Gamesa SG129 (2.75 MW) turbines -delivery completed
  • 33 Vestas 110 (2.0 MW) turbines arrived late April.

Erection and Commissioning

  • 33 Vestas V110 turbines:  All are fully assembled and ready for commissioning activities
  • 36 Siemens Gamesa SG129: Erection commenced in July 2020; tower wiring work is proceeding
  • 30 Siemens Gamesa SG145: Erection to commence and continue throughout the month.

Collections

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

Substation and Switchyard

  • Milligan Collection Substation construction completed and in the finishing stages of interconnection with NPPD.
  • Tobias Tap Switchyard construction completed and in the finishing stages of interconnection with NPPD.

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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