Global Wind Service finishes installation of Harvest Ridge

The Harvest Ridge wind farm consists of 48 wind turbines. (Courtesy: Global Wind Service)

Global Wind Service recently finished installation at Harvest Ridge in Douglas Country, Illinois. Vestas-American Wind Technology (Vestas) has contracted wind-turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) to deliver crane and installation for the project. The C&I scope award included unloading, pre-assembly, erection, and mechanical completion of all turbines at the site, as well as delivery of all needed cranes and machinery for the work.

The wind farm consists of 48 wind turbines: 37 V150-4.3MW and 11 V136-3.78MW. The total capacity of the wind farm is 200 MW and is enough to power about 73,000 average households in Illinois with clean energy. The project ran over the winter and faced some challenging weather conditions as well as having to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the project team and partners finished the project in safe manner.

The award of Harvest Ridge follows the successful completion of Bright Stalk last year. The 57-turbine project included pre-assembly, installation, and mechanical completion of V136-3.6 turbines. The project ran from July to December 2019.

“We are very pleased that Vestas has chosen Global Wind Service as a preferred partner for complete wind-turbine services once again,” said Michael Nielsen, U.S director at Global Wind Service. “This manifests the great partnership we have built with Vestas over the years.”

In 2017, GWS opened an office in Texas to support the increasing demand and amount of work overseas.