RMT Constructs 1,100 MW of Renewable Energy in 2011

RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, has provided engineering, procurement, and civil and electrical infrastructure construction for approximately 1,100 MW of renewable energy during 2011. These projects bring RMT’s total EPC renewable energy portfolio to over 5,000 MW.

"RMT is increasing its focus on building clean energy projects and expanding its service offerings into different technologies," said RMT President David Kutcher. "In 2011, we were able to transfer our years of expertise in wind energy into the solar power market, and we have proven our ability to safely deliver high quality wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. We believe the future of the U.S. renewable energy industry is strong, and we look forward to growing our renewable portfolio in 2012 and beyond."

In 2011, RMT performed utility-scale wind energy design, engineering, and construction for 13 projects. These wind farm projects, ranging in size from 1.5 MW to 150 MW, were located in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. RMT’s work on these sites has included providing engineering, procurement, and civil and electrical infrastructure construction to support the installation of the wind turbines. This involves roads, crane paths and pads, turbine foundations, underground collector systems, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, tower erection, and testing and inspections.

RMT also completed design and construction of eight utility-scale solar PV projects totaling 55 MWp during 2011. These projects ranged in capacity from 2 MWp to 20 MWp. In addition to full procurement and installation, RMT designed the site layouts, foundations, DC and AC collector systems, and SCADA systems, and performed the electrical system studies/designs required for interconnection to the utilities’ systems.

"Throughout 2011, RMT has self-performed integrated engineering and construction services to safely execute our projects and deliver value to our clients, our employees, and our owner," said RMT President David Kutcher. "Our team remains committed to improving the country’s energy infrastructure, providing energy independence, and enhancing quality of life in the communities we serve through the projects we build."

RMT entered the renewable energy market in 1996, designing and building wind energy facilities. More recently, the company has expanded its EPC offering to the solar energy market. The company’s construction team is backed by in-house engineering and site development support professionals. As one of the only firms to self-perform both engineering and construction services, RMT is able to provide an experienced team that works together across all project phases to deliver its clients continuity of project vision and real-time solutions to complex project challenges.

RMT is a leading EPC contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind power and solar energy generating facilities. RMT’s experienced construction crew is backed by in-house engineering and development support professionals. RMT’s EPC renewable energy portfolio includes over 5,000 MW. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation(NYSE: LNT), an energy holding company.