ECC Celebrates Completion of Wind Turbines

The event coincided with National Energy Awareness Month, and recognized the completion of two 1.5 megawatt GE wind turbines for which ECC provided design and construction. The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), ECC’s client for the turbine project, planned the ceremony. Attendees included Ms. Erin Conaton, Under Secretary to the Air Force, as well as Mr. Terry Edwards, Director of AFCEE. Members of ECC’s management and project staff were also in attendance.

ECC completed construction of the two turbines to support AFCEE’s goal of being 100% powered by renewable energy at the MMR. ECC was awarded the project in 2010 after completing design and construction of the first turbine at the installation in 2009, which has resulted in a $500,000 cost savings per year for the Air Force.

“AFCEE has always been a star client of ECC and alternative energy is a very important business line for ECC,” says Brian LaMont, ECC Program Manager. “ECC used the knowledge and lessons learned gained on the first wind turbine project and applied them to this project. This highly visible project was delivered safely, with high quality, and ahead of schedule through the collective efforts of the entire AFCEE/ECC team. Each time I cross the Sagamore Bridge and see the turbines spinning, I am reminded of ECC’s contribution in bringing alternative energy to Cape Cod.”

Established in 1985, ECC is an employee-owned company that provides a complete range of services to support its clients’ missions, including engineering, design-build, construction, environmental remediation, energy, and munitions response capabilities. ECC serves several US government agencies, including the Air Force, Army, Navy, Department of State, and Department of Energy.

Since its founding, ECC has significantly grown its alternative/renewable energy portfolio. The company has helped clients achieve sustainable solutions that reduce their carbon footprint and long-term operating costs for newly constructed or renovated facilities. In addition to wind turbines, ECC has been involved in solar technology and has designed and constructed multiple buildings and structures to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria.