Construction is moving right along on the new 9,000 square foot wind turbine repair plant at Story City. Next Era Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida is building the plant and spokesman Steve Stengal says they are on schedule.
Stengal says they anticipate moving the equipment into the facility late summer or early fall, with the objective of getting operations underway by the end of the year. He says based on the progress to day, they believe they will hit that target.
Stegal says the plant will repair and keep wind turbines in action. He says they’ll do anything from routine maintenance to repair work on the gear box of the turbines. They will take the boxes out of the turbines and bring them to the shop for repair or maintenance. Stengal says they will soon start hiring people to do the work.
Stengal says their ultimate employment level is 20 people and they will begin looking for candidates to fill the jobs in the next couple of weeks. Stengal says the Story City location gives them a central point with access to the interstate to make it easy to bring the turbine gear boxes in for repairs or maintenance.