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The Challenges

The Endeavor Wind Farm was constructed under a compressed schedule with overlapping development, design & construction activities.  Additionally project construction crews battled high moisture soil conditions as well as challenging access road requirements.  The project consisted of 40 NEW Clipper Liberty 2.5 megawatt turbines near Spirit Lake, Iowa.

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Engineering and construction of civil and electrical infrastructure
  • 23 miles of underground collector
  • 9 miles of 161 kV transmission line to serve up to 150 MW load
  • 161/34.5 kV substation to serve up to 150 MW load
  • 161 breaker station/switchyard
  • Fiber optics communication and SCADA
  • Value engineering for Clipper C96 turbine installation
    • Customized cable vault for ease of cable installation
    • Optimized concrete and steel for foundations
    • Optimized collector cable loading based on detailed soil analysis

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PROJECT DETAILS

Categories:
Client: Clipper Wind Power
Location: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Megawatts: 100
Completed: 2008

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Project Description

Client:Clipper Wind Power
Location:Spirit Lake, Iowa
Megawatts:100
Year Completed:2008