US wind line supplier named

Developer Clean Line Energy has designated Iowa-based manufacturer Sabre Tubular Structures as a preferred supplier for a proposed transmission line that will deliver up to 3.5GW of wind power from the US Midwest to Illinois.

Sabre will provide transmission structures for the 500-mile (804.6km) overhead, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) Rock island Clean Line. They will be produced in the company’s Iowa facilities.

Sabre will establish a supplier base within the project area (primarily Iowa and Illinois) to supply as much raw material as possible from local companies.

The $1.7bn project will start in northwest Iowa but also provide access for wind farms that could be built in neighboring Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Clean Line anticipates that the project will make possible billions of dollars of investments in new Log in to read complete article.

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