On line newspaper mlive.com is reporting that preparations and study is actively underway to create a 100 megawatt wind farm at Muskegon County’s wastewater treatment site. The $300 million project is 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 with in 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 other 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.