Henvey Inlet Wind project wins at Ontario Engineering Projects Awards (OEPA) presented by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario
Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec), May 21, 2021 – BBA won an award at the Ontario Engineering Projects Awards (OEPA) virtual gala for its Henvey Inlet Wind project.
This project was jointly developed by Pattern Energy and Nigig Power Corporation. Construction Énergies Renouvelables (C.E.R.), a general contractor specialized in renewable energy, mandated BBA to develop the wind farm located entirely on the Henvey Inlet First Nation reserve. BBA successfully navigated complex design challenges, mostly caused by difficult ground conditions, a sensitive ecosystem and record snowfall, to complete the wind farm. The 300 MW wind energy facility consists of 87 turbines spread over 20,000 hectares, two 230 kV substations interconnected to the Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) controlled system and 110 kilometres of 34.5 kV underground collectors. Today, the facility generates $10 million a year for the community and clean energy for 100,000 homes in the province.
“We’re very proud to have helped deliver the largest indigenous-owned wind farm in Canada that supports the self-sufficiency of the Henvey Inlet First Nation. This project is an outstanding example of how we can successfully balance economic and environmental imperatives through ingenuity and innovation. It’s an achievement we can all be proud of,” states Navin Gangadin, Executive Director – Central Canada Operations.
Once again, with this project, BBA demonstrates that by going beyond engineering boundaries, not only can environmental awareness and performance go hand in hand, but they can also have the power to connect communities and create long-term value.
BBA has been providing a wide range of consulting engineering services for over 40 years. Engineering, environment and commissioning experts team up to quickly and accurately pinpoint the needs of industrial and institutional clients. Recognized for its innovative, sustainable and reliable solutions, the firm stands out for its expertise in the fields of energy, mining and metals, biofuels, and oil and gas. BBA has 14 offices across Canada to provide local support and offer clients increased onsite presence.
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