RMT wins engineering, construction contract for Kahuku wind project in Hawaii

Source: RMT, Inc. 

RMT, Inc., a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has been selected by First Wind for engineering and construction of its Kahuku Wind energy facility located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Construction has commenced on the 30-MW project and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. 

"After RMT built our Milford, Utah, wind farm last year, we knew we'd be working with them again," explains Michael Alvarez, First Wind President and Chief Financial Officer. "They have proven that they can handle the challenging engineering and construction issues to keep our projects on schedule and within budget." 

RMT will be providing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to support the installation of 12 Clipper Liberty 2.5-MW wind turbines. The civil infrastructure will include roads, crane walks and pads, and turbine foundations. RMT will also design and construct the electrical infrastructure, including a 23-kV underground collector system and a 23/46-kV step-up substation. RMT is also responsible for tower erection and construction of a 7,000-square-foot operations and maintenance building. 

"Kahuku Wind is building on Hawaii's longstanding tradition of self-sufficiency, capturing the local wind resources to provide a renewable energy solution for Oahu," explains Frank Greb, RMT General Manager and Vice President. "This clean energy facility will have the capacity to generate enough energy to power about 7,700 homes each year."

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