|Henvey Inlet Wind Construction Update|
What we have accomplished to date:
– Access roads completed – 82%
– Turbine foundations poured – 80%
– Wind turbines installed – 18 of 87
– Collector system cable install completed – 40 of 112 km
– Permanent met tower installations completed – 2 of 3
– Foundation work at the south substation is 97% complete
– Foundation work for transformers is 75% complete
Summary of planned activities for the wind project site:
– Drilling and road works Turbine foundation work
– Wind turbine component deliveries
– Installation of wind turbines
– Collector system trenching
– Collection system and substation construction
-Permanent met tower installation
Work on the transmission line is ongoing with 313 of the 586 structures up.
Activities such as clearing the Right-of-Way and delivering the wood and steel poles continue to wind down.
Pole setting, pole framing, and conductor stringing will continue along sections running through the Township of the Archipelago and Shawanaga First Nation.
|In accordance with permit requirements and prudent construction industry practices, we have installed maximum 70 km/h orange signs in work zones on a temporary basis. Highway signage is regulated by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. The Ministry of Transportation – Ontario has instructed that we not cover any of the existing white maximum 90 km/h signs, which may lead to confusion regarding the speed limits on certain sections of highway. Please follow safe driving practises by lowering your speed in bad weather, heavy traffic and through construction zones. |
We will continue to keep the community updated on construction activities as work progresses – you can get the latest information by visiting the Henvey Inlet Wind website.
|Did you know?|
Local workers and subcontractors are involved to the greatest extent possible in all aspects of project construction. For a complete list of current employment opportunities, please visit our employment page: https://henveyinletwind.com/employment/.
|Meet our Team|
|Jason Ashawasegai is a citizen of Henvey Inlet First Nation and works for Savanta as an Abatement Officer at Henvey Inlet Wind. Jason’s Traditional Anishinabek Knowledge coupled with training from Savanta has enabled him to keep a keen eye on the construction activities thus far.|
Working on this project in his community makes him proud. Jason says, “The wind project is important to me because it creates jobs in my community… and we’re creating self-sufficient energy, which is far more environmentally-friendly over the long-term than other ways of creating power for a hundred thousand homes.”
Savanta is an environmental consulting firm, which has been hired by Henvey Inlet First Nation to act as Environmental Commissioner to ensure environmental land laws and mitigation measures are being followed.