St. Joseph Wind commenced commercial operations in March 2011 and uses 60 Siemens turbines to generate clean, renewable energy for Manitoba.
Mortenson Canada managed project construction, which was completed in March of 2011. Approximately 375 workers were on-site during peak activity, with an average of 200 throughout construction. Local workers and subcontractors were involved to the greatest extent possible in all aspects of construction – from building access roads and turbine foundations to assembling and installing turbine components. A talented team of 10 full-time employees operate and maintain the facility, along with seasonal positions and the use of local contractors.
The facility is expected to contribute an estimated $44 million dollars in payments over 27 years, with 2/3rd going to education and 1/3rd going to the Regional Municipalities of Montcalm and Rhineland. We also support the community with sponsorships of local causes and through the Community Benefits Program that is contributing $25,000 annually to the St. Joseph Museum.