Kibby Wind Power Project

Kibby Mountain, ME

Project Details

  • Customer:TransCanada
  • Category: foundation
  • Location: Kibby Mountain, ME
  • Schedule: On time
 

Scope of Work

Forty-four wind turbine foundations required MD&B to install 616 rock anchors at 40 to 50 feet in length. Furnished, installed, and pull tested per an aggressive schedule spanning a Maine Winter.

Challenges

The aggressive schedule for road construction and turbine erection required MD&B to respond quickly to varied workload and winter conditions in order to stay efficient and meet the production rate required with a high degree of quality. The 3-inch diameter anchors required installation in 7-inch diameter drill holes and pull tested to over 700,000 pounds.

Outcome

MD&B met the challenge by creating and executing a plan using the right equipment and highly trained personnel. All the anchors were proven through the pull testing phase to meet the foundation designer's needs.

Customer Comment

This (Maine Drilling & Blasting) is the only construction company that has played a role on both of the prime contractors' teams. Their knowledge of how to safely clear bedrock obstacles and anchor transmission poles and turbine foundations to the earth is absolutely critical to ensuring that the structures we are building can stand up. I cannot emphasize enough how important their safety program and the skill of their workers has been to this project, given the nature of their work."

Corey Goulet, Vice President of Energy Projects

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