Signal Energy, BP Wind Energy and Westar Energy collaborate on Flat Ridge Wind Energy ProjectChattanooga, TN –
Signal Wind Energy, LLC announces its collaboration with BP Wind Energy and Westar Energy on the Flat Ridge Wind Energy Project in Barber County, Kansas. Signal Wind is the Balance of Plant contractor on this 100MW wind energy project and is responsible for the design, engineering and construction of all roads and turbine foundations, and the electric collection system. In addition, Signal Wind is erecting all of the wind turbines.
The 5,000-acre project site consists of 40 Clipper C96 2.5 MW wind turbines mounted on 80-meter towers. The main lifting cranes used to erect the turbines on this project are among the largest in the world and are capable of lifting loads of over 800 tons to a height of over 400 feet. When in full operation, the Flat Ridge Wind Energy Project will generate 100 MW of carbon-free electricity, enough electricity to power over 30,000 homes.
“The Flat Ridge project is a great example of like-minded companies pulling together to make a positive difference by building sustainable wind energy projects,” said Ben Fischer, Signal Wind president. “Signal Wind is extremely pleased to have been awarded this contract and to be a part of this project alongside BP Wind Energy and Westar.”
About Signal Wind Energy
Signal Wind is a full-service general contractor to the wind industry. Its corporate headquarters are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Signal Wind is a subsidiary of EMJ Corporation, one of the largest general contractors in the nation with consistently high rankings in such nationally known magazines as Engineering News-Record and Building Design + Construction, including being ranked 47th on Engineering News-Record’s 2009 “Top 50 in Power” list.