Detailed engineering and commissioning of TransAlta’s New Richmond wind farm
TransAlta is recognized for its active participation in designing renewable energy projects across Canada. For the New Richmond project, the company had to commit to extremely ambitious construction and interconnection schedules to meet Hydro-Québec requirements. What was a stake? Powering Québec homes with wind-generated electricity.
Client: Venterre NRG, wholly owned by TransAlta Corporation
Location: New Richmond, Québec
OUR EXPERTS’ SOLUTIONS
The team came together quickly and developed an innovative delivery strategy enabling the paralleling of design and procurement activities while optimizing prefabrication and minimizing rework. Results spoke for themselves, a project energized as planned that now displays one of the highest facility availability rate in the industry.
The mandate was executed respecting a schedule compressed by five months for the electrical and civil design along major procurement activities.
Interconnection and electrical studies
Detailed engineering – civil, electrical and automation
Compliance with the IEC 61850 standard
Design and implementation of the SCADA system
Construction supervision of civil and electrical work
- Testing and energization of all systems
IN THE WORDS OF OUR CLIENT…
“The BBA team was able to bond seamlessly with the TransAlta team and was instrumental in fast tracking our project’s acceptance by Hydro-Québec for interconnection. BBA experts also brought hands-on expertise and were by our side, from design to energization.”
Julie Turgeon, Project Manager, TransAlta
33 E82, 2 MW and 2.3 MW wind turbines
Wind farm totalling 67.8 MW and connected to the Hydro-Québec 230 kV grid
- Powering 11,000 Québec homes with wind-generated electricity
- Highest facility availability rate of its fleet