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Whitla Wind Farm’s Phases 2 and 3 progressing on schedule

Posted on June 23, 2021 by 40 Mile Commentator
Commentator/courier PHOTO SUBMITTED by Capital Power A complete wind turbine foundation during Phases 2 and 3 of Capital Power’s Whitla Wind Farm project.

By Justin Seward

Commentator/Courier

Capital Power Whitla Wind Farm’s Phases 2 and 3 are progressing on schedule says the company.

In early June, the project hit a milestone with the first wind turbine foundation completed out of 42.

“We’re excited to be ramping up construction on our Whitla Wind 2 and 3 projects – with over 150 workers on site, we’re on schedule and making good progress on wind turbine foundations in preparation for equipment delivery later this summer,” said Brad Heintz, senior project manager for Capital Power.

Additional updates include 18.8 kilometres of access road are complete, 26 of 42 wind turbine foundation excavations are complete and eight of 42 foundations are ready for pouring.

Excavations will be ongoing in July and pouring concrete for foundations will continue into August.

There has been 13.2 kilometres of the 82.7 kilometres of 34.5 kilovolt collector line be installed.

Two main wind turbine erection cranes will be arriving the week of June 21 and wind turbines expected to be arriving in July and be ongoing into September.

It is expected the amount of workers to increase from 150 to 200 in July.

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