International Power Canada (formerly AIM PowerGen Corp.) says construction is progressing at the Harrow Wind projects in Essex County, Ontario. The four projects, developed under Ontario's Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program, each have an installed capacity of 9.9 MW, for a total of 39.6 MW. The projects are expected to finish construction and reach commercial operation in June.
The C$110 million wind projects, located in Essex, Ontario, on the northern shore of Lake Erie, consist of 24 Vestas V82 1.65 MW turbines. AMEC Black & MacDonald is serving as the general contractor, and the construction team is primarily made up of local laborers, electricians and iron workers, according to International Power Canada.
‘The skills at work on Harrow help to demonstrate that the infrastructure, resources and support are available in the region and will keep the region competitive in Ontario's growing green energy economy,’ says Mike Crawley, International Power Canada president.
To date, all of the access roads have been constructed. Eighteen of the 24 turbine foundations have been completed and back-filled, and six complete turbines have been delivered to the site. Erection of the turbines is already under way and will continue over the next few months.
SOURCE: International Power Canada