SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After traveling from Denmark across the Atlantic to Maine, nineteen wind turbines are almost ready to call Bull Hill home. They were safely delivered to the Sprague Energy Port in Searsport today.
The towers are the second shipment of wind turbines, that are are a part of the Bull Hill Wind Project in Hancock County. Each one around 311 feet long, and weighing up to 144,000 pounds. According to First Wind, the Boston based wind company in charge of the project, the turbines will produce a combined 34 Megawatt's worth of energy. Which is enough to power up to 18,000 homes.
"Maine has the ability and the resources," said First Wind Director of Development, David Fowler, about the project. "The other New England states don't have the resources that Maine has. We both import the wind and export the wind as electricity."
More than 150 Maine workers are expected to be put to work during construction of the Bull Hill Wind Project. The towers will be transported to the sight by truck early next month, followed by the wind blades traveling from Colorado by train. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.