Completed in spring 2012, the Kotzebue Wind Farm Expansion Project involved the installation of two 900 kW wind turbines on 75-meter towers in Kotzebue, Alaska. STG completed project activities for the Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) over a one-year period and oversaw logistics, foundation installation, turbine erection, and overall project management associated with design-build responsibilities. However, getting the crane to Kotzebue was a challenge and even required a rare barge-to-barge transfer in the open waters of the Chukchi Sea. The installation approximately tripled the generation capacity of KEA’s existing wind farm and was constructed as a means to reduce diesel fuel consumption at the utility along with the overall cost of electricity for KEA’s customers. Later that year, STG was awarded the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Alaska Sustainability in Construction Award for its long-term contribution to the sustainability of the community of Kotzebue.