Wasatch Wind Sources Three Local Companies for Work on Proposed Pioneer Park

Wasatch Wind Sources Three Local Companies for Work on Proposed Pioneer Park

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Wasatch Wind sources three local companies for work on proposed Pioneer Wind Park

Three engineering firms local to the proposed Pioneer Wind Park have been contracted to provide pre-construction services for the wind park

October 20, 2010 – Wasatch Wind is pleased to announce that it has hired three Casper, Wyoming area engineering firms to provide pre-construction services for the proposed Pioneer Wind Park located in Converse County. All three firms have previous wind energy experience and have offices within close proximity to the proposed Pioneer Wind Park.

WLC Engineering, Surveying and Planning (WLC) of Casper was awarded a contract to provide surveying services; Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc. (CEPI) of Casper is providing transportation analysis; and Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists of Casper is providing geotechnical studies. The three companies have recently begun their work in the area of the proposed Pioneer Wind Park.

“We are excited about our new partners in WLC, CEPI and Terracon. We hope that these three companies are the first of many local businesses and residents that will benefit directly from the development of the proposed Pioneer Wind Park,” stated Christine Mikell, Director of Development for Wasatch Wind.

WLC surveying services include boundary surveys for the project area, as well as turbine siting survey assistance. CEPI is providing traffic engineering surveys and transportation planning analysis to help determine the most feasible access route to the project site. Terracon is working to investigate subsurface conditions and materials at the proposed site in order to help determine locations for turbines.

“Wind energy has provided a boost to our business in Wyoming already. We look forward to the industry moving forward in Wyoming because it will continue to provide more business and therefore more jobs for people in Wyoming, like the employees at WLC,” stated Don Davis, President of WLC.

“CEPI is thrilled about working with Wasatch Wind on the proposed Pioneer Wind Park. We believe that wind energy provides diversity to our local economy while allowing current land uses to continue. Wind energy development is becoming an important part of our business model and Wasatch Wind has been great to work with on this project. We look forward to the development of the Pioneer Wind Park,” stated Tom Brauer, President of CEPI.

“The wind energy industry provides an exciting new field for companies like Terracon and one that we can really get behind, because we feel it’s the right direction for energy development and an important new business for Wyoming,” stated Jared Jung, Senior Associate for Terracon Consultants, Inc.

About Wasatch Wind
Wasatch Wind is an independent wind energy developer, owner and operator. Our efforts are focused in the Intermountain West. Wasatch Wind successfully completed the development of Utah’s first commercial-scale wind facility in Spanish Fork City in 2008. Wasatch Wind is based in northern Utah. For more information visit: www.wasatchwind.com.

About WLC Engineering, Surveying and Planning
Headquartered in Casper, Wyoming, WLC Engineering, Surveying and Planning (WLC) is a full-service civil and geotechnical engineering, materials testing, land surveying, grant writing, planning, and GIS firm. Founded in 1948, the employee-owned firm provides its services to public and private sector clients across the state and the Rocky Mountain West in order to create better communities and increase the quality of life for residents. WLC employs more than 60 people in its Casper, Gillette, Pinedale, Cheyenne, and Rawlins offices. For more information about the firm or its services, visit www.wlcwyo.com.

About Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc.
Located in Casper, Wyoming since 1983, Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc. (CEPI) is a full-service civil engineering firm, providing a wide variety of engineering services to public and private clients throughout the state. Their professional staff offers civil engineering, planning, surveying, drafting, mapping, and project management expertise. For more information on CEPI please visit: www.cepi-casper.com/

About Terracon
Terracon is a dynamic and growing employee-owned firm of consulting engineers and scientists providing multiple related service lines to clients at local, regional and national levels. Terracon has three offices in Wyoming in Casper, Cheyenne, and Rock Springs. Since 1965, Terracon has grown from a small Iowa geotechnical firm to a large, multifaceted national firm. For more information visit: www.terracon.com