Eagle West Wind Energy is providing construction services for the wind turbine offload, erection, electrical wiring, and mechanical completion, for the Cape Scott Wind Farm located at the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. The project consists of 55 Vestas V100 wind turbines and marks the first wind project installation on Vancouver Island. The first turbines arrived in March and the project will be wrapped up by end of June which is ahead of schedule despite the adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain. The terrain is soft ground, some of it bog like.
All 55 towers have been fully erected. At the peak of the project, over 90 qualified employees were responsible for the installation of the wind farm. They used seven cranes including an LG 1550 and LR 1400-2W. In total, over 880 lifts and 70,000 man-hours were required for the work. Better yet, the team has yet to have a major safety related incident. The wind farm is scheduled for operation in October when it will produce up to 99 MW.
Eagle West Wind Energy Inc.
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