Developers named to build Lake Erie wind turbines

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 1:13pm
The Associated Press

Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. has tapped three companies to build turbines for the world's first freshwater wind farm several miles offshore from Cleveland.

The nonprofit announced Tuesday that the companies are San Francisco-based Bechtel Development Company, Inc., Cavallo Great Lakes Ohio Wind, LLC out of Houston, and Great Lakes Wind Energy, LLC in Youngstown.

Earlier this year, Lake Erie Energy and General Electric Co. announced plans to build five wind turbines about 6 miles north of the Cleveland Browns stadium.

Construction on the 20-megawatt turbines is scheduled to start in late 2012.


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