RMT Safely Constructs Seven Wind Projects in 2012
Wind projects add 555 MW to RMT’s renewable energy portfolio
MADISON, Wis., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, completed the design and construction of 555 megawatts of renewable energy in 2012.
RMT specializes in wind and solar energy generating facility design and construction. Wind energy projects completed by the company last year were:
- 24 MW Auwahi Wind Farm for Sempra Generation in Maui, Hawaii
- 67 MW Colorado Highlands Wind Farm for Alliance Power and GE Financial Energy Financial Services in Logan County, Colorado
- 69 MW Kawailoa Wind Farm for First Wind in Oahu, Hawaii
- 21 MW KWP II Wind Farm for First Wind in Maui, Hawaii
- 69 MW Laurel Hill Wind Farm for Duke Energy in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
- 104 MW Palouse Wind Farm for First Wind in Whitman County, Washington
- 201 MW Post Rock Wind Farm for Wind Capital Group in Lincoln & Ellsworth counties, Kansas
RMT closed out the year with an industry-leading safety record once again. RMT and its subcontractors worked over 1.7 million hours in 2012 without a single lost-time incident. The company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) came in at 0.46 and its Experience Modification Rate (EMR) came in at 0.80, well below the industry averages of 3.5 and 1.0, respectively. RMT and its subcontractors have worked over 4.2 million consecutive man hours without a lost-time incident since September 29, 2010.
The companies of IEA have institutionalized a culture of safety, enabling them to operate in the most stringent and challenging work environments. “As projects become more complex, with tighter budgets and schedules, especially in 2012 with rushed deadlines of December 31st to meet the Production Tax Credit expiration, RMT remained focused on safely completing all of our projects,” said RMT President John Kennedy . “Meeting our client’s goals and bringing our people home safe is a consequence of the culture, commitment, and quality of our people.”
RMT received numerous health and safety awards for its 2012 performance. This includes four awards from the National Safety Council: the Milestone Award, the Perfect Record Award, the Million Work Hours Award and the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award.
RMT is a leading EPC contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar electric energy generating facilities. RMT’s experienced construction crews are backed by in-house engineering and development support professionals. RMT’s EPC renewable energy portfolio includes nearly 5,000 MW. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and has recently become a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC (IEA). For more information visit, www.rmtinc.com
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RMT Recognized for Safety Achievements
Company receives two safety awards
Madison, Wisconsin – 04.26.2012 – RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, is being recognized by the Safety Council of the Ozarks with two prestigious awards:
- Les Reynolds Million Hour Award. Established to honor Les Reynolds, founder of the Safety Council of the Ozarks, this award recognizes companies who have exemplary safety programs and have achieved at least one million hours without a lost-work incident, and that the Safety Council deems deserving. RMT is one of three companies—out of the 34 who applied—receiving this honor this year.
- Ozarks Regional Safety Award. This award is presented to those companies that strive to provide a culture of safety at their workplace. The criteria for the award are based on the Total Case Injury and Illness Rate (TCIIR) and Days Away Restriction Transfer (DART). RMT is being recognized as the top company in its category (based on number of employees) for having the largest percent difference between RMT’s internal record and the industry average (industrial construction).
“Working safely is a value at RMT, one that we continually demonstrate by delivering stellar safety results on our projects,” said Rod Courtney, RMT’s Director of Health and Safety. “These awards reinforce RMT’s commitment to working safely, no matter what the situation.”
Because of the risks involved in constructing utility-scale wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, RMT institutes strict safety guidelines, conducts mandatory safety training and job site analyses, and requires daily safety activities to make sure that staff thinks about safety before performing any work.
RMT was involved in the design, engineering, and construction of approximately 1,100 MW of renewable energy during 2011, and closed out the year with an industry-leading safety record. RMT and its subcontractors worked over 2.4 million hours in 2011 without a single lost-time incident. The company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) came in at 0.64, considerably lower than the 2010 industry average of 3.8.