Wind power project picks EPC contractor

Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group, LLC has selected RMT, Inc. (RMT), a leading renewable energy EPC contractor, to design and construct its 150-MW Osage County Wind Energy Facility in Osage County, Oklahoma. "As we move forward on the Osage County Wind Energy Facility, we are pleased to partner with RMT, who has an outstanding track record on similar projects and who we know will adhere to our high standards," said Ciaran O’Brien, Wind Capital Group Chief Executive Officer. "Having worked with RMT on several projects, we have confidence in their ability to meet our expectations and to complete construction safely, on schedule, and under budget."

RMT will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the civil and electrical infrastructure to support the installation of 94 GE 1.6-MW wind turbines at the site. The civil and electrical infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, turbine foundations, and full site restoration. The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5-kV underground collector system, a 34.5/138-kV power substation, and a 138-kV project transmission line. RMT is also responsible for tower erection, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, and testing and inspections to deliver a fully functional wind-powered electrical generation facility.

"RMT is pleased to add Osage County to the growing list of projects we have completed for Wind Capital Group," said RMT Chief Commercial Officer David Kutcher. "With this project, Wind Capital Group takes another significant step toward being one of the leading owner-operators of wind energy generation facilities in the United States. We are excited to be a part of that growth."

Construction of the Osage County wind farm is expected to begin early this fall, with project completion scheduled for June 2012. RMT is also currently constructing WCG’s 201-MW Post Rock project, and has completed five additional projects for WCG totaling 312 MW.

RMT is an industry-leading EPC firm specializing in the design and construction of clean energy facilities. RMT’s experienced 250+-person construction crew is backed by in-house engineering and site development professionals. This integrated network allows RMT to self-perform siting, permitting, engineering, and construction services on utility-scale wind energy, solar energy, and geothermal energy projects. RMT’s renewable energy portfolio includes over 4,900 MW. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and has a branch office in San Mateo, California. RMT is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation