Mortenson Canada, a renewable energy construction company, has secured a contract from Capital Power, a power generation company, to build the 142.2MW Quality Wind Project, which will be located about 10km northeast of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia (B.C.).

Mortenson will provide balance of plant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Quality Wind Project, for which it will erect 79 Vestas 1.8MW wind turbines (44 model V100s and 35 model V90s) on 95m towers.

In addition, the company will be responsible for the construction of 22km of 230kV transmission line, a 230kV sub-station, and approximately 44 km of roadway.

Mortenson plans to begin the construction on the project in mid-November 2010 and expects the project to be complete and be operational by the end of 2012.

Apart from the Quality Wind Project, Mortenson is scheduled to complete the 144MW Dokie Wind Project featuring 48 Vestas 3.0MW wind turbines, near Chetwynd, British Columbia and the entire power output from the project will be purchased by BC Hydro.

Mortenson vice president and general manager Mark Donahue said that the company is very excited to have been selected for this unique project by Capital Power.

“We look forward to assisting Capital Power in building a new source of clean, renewable energy for British Columbia and to leveraging our expertise in building wind power projects across Canada,” Donahue said.