Roadway improvements completed to accommodate transport
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced that a second and final round of turbine components is scheduled to arrive at the Broken Bow II wind farm site in Custer County, Nebraska, starting the week of June 23, 2014. The project site is located approximately seven miles northeast of Broken Bow.
During the approximately eight-week delivery period, the G.E 1.7-megawatt (MW) wind turbine components will arrive by semi-truck from the east on Highway 70. From there, they will be transported north onto County Road 444, and then routed to designated turbine foundations.
â€śThis is an exciting step forward for the project, as construction of the turbines will begin soon after the remaining components are delivered,â€ť said Kevin Gillespie, senior director of construction and operations for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. â€śWe are continuing to collaborate and partner with Custer County and local landowners to help minimize traffic impacts and keep project stakeholders informed throughout construction.â€ť
In anticipation of the upcoming deliveries, temporary shoulder improvements have been made at intersections along the transportation route to ensure that County roads are equipped to handle the large loads. Minimal traffic delays are expected.
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Construction activities got underway at the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind farm site in January 2014, creating about 300 construction jobs at peak. When completed later this year, Broken Bow II will utilize 43 wind turbines to generate enough clean electricity to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes.
The entire output from the wind farm has been sold to the Nebraska Public Power District under a 25-year contract.
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