The Flat Water Wind project has been completed in Southern Nebraska’s Richardson County and Kansas’ Nemaha County. This 60 megawatt (MW) wind farm is comprised of 40 1.5 MW GE wind turbines and was completed on November 15, 2010 – one month ahead of schedule. The wind farm was developed and constructed by Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) for Flat Water Wind Farm LLC, which is a partnership between Gestamp Wind North America, a subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables and Banco Santander, S.A.
“We are delighted to be working with Gestamp Wind North America and look forward to a continued partnership in the future. Working together we have successfully completed a project that will bring clean, renewable energy to the Omaha Public Power District,” said Susan Reilly, President and CEO for RES Americas. “Harvesting the wind has and will continue to be rewarding to the communities of Richardson and Nemaha Counties, bringing economic benefits and jobs, and contributing to a clean energy future.”
Javier Mateache, President and CEO of Gestamp Wind North America, added, “The construction of this wind farm was a remarkable success. Teaming up with RES Americas in this endeavor surpassed our expectations. At the peak of construction the project employed up to 150 skilled American workers, who demonstrated the highest level of performance and execution. Gestamp Wind is very proud to be a part of the Nebraskan community for the next year and will continue to work to become a significant player in the US wind industry.”