Kibby Wind Power Project - Energy

Kibby Mountain, ME

Project Details

  • Category: energy-generation
  • Job Type:Wind
  • Location: Kibby Mountain, ME
  • Schedule: On time
 

Scope of Work

Forty-four wind turbines on the boundary of mountains of Maine with roads and foundations. Foundations for these towers require MD&B to install 616 rock anchors.

Challenges

Road construction for crane access requires recycling the terrain features to build a road that meets equipment parameters to haul materials on or off the mountain top. Between weather and rugged terrain, it takes extraordinary efforts to achieve the schedule to meet green power deadlines.

Outcome

The team met the challenge by creating both the material needed and the grades required. Rock anchors for the foundations were designed with a larger diameter anchor than previously utilized. Testing these anchors to 679,000 lbs has proven the bond passes all PTI specifications.

Schedule

This clearing of rock for access has been accomplished with a winter shutdown of only three months.

Summary

The project's success gave Maine people more jobs on future projects, as well as more green power.

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