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Clean Line Energy has announced an agreement designating Iowa-based manufacturer Sabre Tubular Structures, a division of Sabre Industries Inc., as a preferred supplier of transmission structures for the Rock Island Clean Line transmission project.

The Rock Island project is an approximately 500-mile overhead, direct-current line that could deliver up to 3.5 GW of wind power from northwest Iowa and the surrounding region to communities in Illinois and other states to the east.

Under the agreement, Sabre's Iowa facilities will produce the transmission structures, and the company will work to establish a supplier base within the project area - primarily Iowa and Illinois - to supply as much raw material as possible from local companies.

“Iowa is a proven leader in the wind energy industry,” says Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. “The Rock Island Clean Line project, along with leading Iowa manufacturers like Sabre, are enabling one of our state’s most abundant resources - wind - to go to market, thus creating jobs and stimulating our economy.”




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