Prep Work Starts for New Wind Farm in Muskegon
From February 2012 – Online newspaper mlive.com is reporting that preparations and study are actively underway to create a 100-megawatt wind farm at Muskegon County’s wastewater treatment site. The $300 million projects are being developed by Gamesa, a wind-turbine manufacturer, and wind-farm developer. This would be the fifth wind development project that Gamesa has been involved within the United States.
Preparations include measuring wind speed and duration at the 11,000-acre site. In addition, the County is plotting current underground pipes and another utility’s to make way for transmission lines to the estimated 52 turbine project.
Headquartered in Spain, Gamesa has been working for 15 years’ in the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of wind turbines, with more than 23,000 megawatts installed in 30 countries. Gamesa has 31 production facilities in Europe, the US, China, India and Brazil, and 8,000 employees worldwide.