The Elkhorn Ridge Wind farm is located in the northeast corner of Nebraska, just miles from the nearby town of Bloomfield. The 3.0 megawatt Vestas turbines used in this project are some of the largest commercial turbines currently in use in the United States. The project was on a tight schedule and required close coordination between disciplines as well as local government, utilities and farmers.
CCI worked with local government officials to improve existing roadways to accommodate the heavy and long loads.
Moving the erection crane from site to site made it necessary to drop existing power lines. Collaboration with the local utilities minimized disruption to area businesses, farms and residences.
Responsiveness to questions, requests, and care of the properties were instrumental in building positive relationships with landowners.
Through a concentrated effort, a new level of thinking, and a focus on collaboration, CCI completed this project ahead of schedule.
CCI’s role on this project was an EPC contractor. CCI designed and constructed the roads, foundations, operations and maintenance building, and substation, erected the wind turbines and installed the collection system.
Project was completed in December 2008.