Fred.Olsen/LEED Co – Lake Erie-Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm 21 MW – Ohio - Project Profile
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Fred.Olsen Renewables (Fred.Olsen) and Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (LEEDCo.) is undertaking the construction of the wind farm in Cleveland, Ohio, the US.
The project involves the construction of 21MW with 6 turbines of 80m tall. It includes the construction of a substation, access roads and related infrastructure, the installation of transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
LEEDCo. made a partnership with Fred.Olsen. Fred. Olsen bought LEEDCo’s research assets and agreed to build the project.
In April 2014, The siting board denied the LEEDco. application for the project due to the site of the turbines, the noise they generate and their potential to harm wildlife.
In June 2014, DOE has agreed to give LEEDCo US$3 million to complete engineering and other studies. The funds are in addition to approximately US$4 million awarded by DOE in 2012.
On May 23, 2016, LEEDCo received the third grant of US$3.7 million taking total DoE funding for the project to USD 10.7 million.
On May 26, 2016, Project secured US$40 million from the DoE. The money will be delivered in three US$13.3 million grants. To receive the funding, LEEDCo must complete 100 percent of its engineering and have signed power-purchase agreements and state and federal environmental permits.
In September 2016, Middough Inc. appointed as design and construction contractor for the land-based facilities.
The project is expected to secure approvals in 2017 and bidders will have two months to submit their request for proposals.
Construction taking place in second quarter 2019.
The project involves the construction of 21 MW with 6 turbines in the wind farm in Cleveland, Ohio, the US.
The US$125 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 80m tall six turbines
2. Construction of access roads
3. Installation of transformers
4. Laying of transmission lines
5. Construction of a substation
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