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Innovative road design for wind farm

Amec Foster Wheeler (in a joint venture) was contracted by Kruger Energy to engineer and construct the Chatham Wind Power project in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler provided the balance of plant (BOP) design, procurement and construction of this 101.2 MW project, which uses 44 Siemens 2.3-megawatt MKII wind turbine generators. The scope of work included access roads, turbine foundations, civil and electrical infrastructures, control building, electrical collector system, substation, transmission line interconnection, transformer, and commissioning of BOP.

In order to meet the aggressive schedule for the BOP construction, Amec Foster Wheeler identified various activities that could be done differently and more efficiently. One major variation implemented on this project was the use of a sub-base stabilisation technique for the 30 kilometres access road construction, which helped to reduce the overall construction period by over two months.

Location:Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Client:Kruger Energy Inc.
Scope:Project management, engineering, procurement, construction for balance of plant works