(Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Ammunition sits in an igloo, a concrete bunker topped with dirt, at the Tooele Army Depot on Nov. 20, 2013.
New wind turbine spinning to Tooele Army Depot
Energy » Depot also has a solar array to produce power.
By nate carlisle
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jul 17 2014 10:51 am • Last Updated Jul 18 2014 10:47 pm
The Tooele Army Depot is receiving a second wind turbine, this one producing enough energy to power 400 to 500 homes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $5.5 million contract to Icenogle Construction Management Inc., of San Francisco, on July 8. In the spring of 2015, the company will begin construction and installation of a 2-megawatt wind turbine to power the Tooele Army Depot.
The Depot received its first wind turbine in 2011, and a solar array in 2012.
The Tooele Army Depot stores ammunition — from .45-caliber bullets to bombs and missiles — for Army, Air Force and Navy facilities in the western United States and much of the Pacific Rim. It also destroys obsolete ammunition.
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