Lamèque Wind Power Project
New Brunswick, like much of Canada, is increasing its proportion of renewable energy. Tetra Tech helped Acciona Wind Energy Canada construct a 45-megawatt wind power project on a challenging site, bringing jobs and economic growth to the region.
Tetra Tech provided Balance-of-Plant construction for the 30-turbine, 3,100-acre Lamèque Wind Power Project on Lamèque Island. Tetra Tech provided construction management services, including oversight of access roads, foundations, electrical collection system and substation facilities, the operations and maintenance (O&M) building, and turbine transportation and erection.
We are very proud of this project and are pleased to see it successfully generating energy for the region. Proof that with the right partners and hard work, we can create clean energy that benefits the community via job creation and economic growth.Dan Foley, CEO, ACCIONA Energy North America
Tetra Tech met the unique challenges of the project location, ensuring work was performed in compliance with municipal, provincial, and federal regulations. The project is on peat bogs, providing challenging circumstances for excavations and roadways requiring the addition of stone and fabric reinforcements. Precautions were taken to limit crop damage to the surrounding area, comprised of blueberry farms, a local cash crop. The island location also made transporting material and equipment challenging.
Tetra Tech met the aggressive construction schedule, battling severe northern winter conditions and coordinating work with more than 60 land owners. Tetra Tech worked with local suppliers and contractors, helping some expand their business capacity to meet the project’s requirements.
The wind farm, now operational, provides approximately 140 gigawatt hours annually, which is enough power to meet the needs of about 8,900 homes—nearly a quarter of the homes in the far northeastern county where the farm is located.
Tetra Tech’s scope of work included:
- 19 kilometers of tower roads
- Concrete foundation installation
- Tower erection of thirty 1.5-megawatt Acciona Windpower turbines
- Trench installation of 34,000 meters of cable and 121 meters of grounding
- Substation facilities
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and Met tower installation
- Office and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) facilities
- Stormwater pollution prevention plan installation, compliance, and maintenance
- Reclamation work