Clean Line recently announced an agreement with Southwire, designating Southwire as the preferred supplier of the overhead transmission wire for the Rock Island Clean Line. The agreement anticipates that the wire will be produced in Southwire’s facility in Flora, Illinois, where the company employs approximately 130 people. Clean Line and Southwire announced the agreement on March 6, 2012, at the American Wind Energy Association’s Regional Wind Energy Summit- Midwest.
To see Clean Line’s press release regarding the partnership between the Rock Island Clean Line and Southwire Company, click here.
Clean Line selected Kiewit as its EPC Alliance Partner for the Rock Island Clean Line, and the two parties have entered into a development agreement. Under the agreement, Kiewit will provide development support and construction management services for the project. Kiewit has extensive experience in using local content and local labor for construction projects, which was a key criterion in Clean Line’s selection process. In late 2011, Clean Line and Kiewit co-hosted several local business open houses in Illinois to introduce local companies to the Rock Island Clean Line and to explore opportunities to utilize them for the construction of the project. In August 2012, a second round of local business open houses was held across Iowa. Thank you to those who attended the meetings—we hope to have an opportunity to work with you in the future.