Construction Overview

  • Local workers and subcontractors are involved to the greatest extent possible during project construction
  • An average of 150 workers will be on-site during construction activity with up to 275 workers during peak periods
  • Limited vegetation clearing is underway
  • Main construction commenced in June 2015 and included all earthworks and roads, foundation construction, and electrical equipment installation
  • Subcontractors are engaged to conduct civil work – grading, excavation, and concrete – electrical work and mechanical assembly
  • Activities also include site restoration at the completion of construction
  • Once complete, the project will affect a surface area of less than 134 hectares over an area significantly impacted by pine beetle kill and recent forestry activity

Employment Opportunities:

  • Equipment Operators
  • Carpenters
  • Forepersons
  • Concrete Finishers
  • Electricians
  • Road Works
  • Site Administration
  • Crane Operators
  • Security Agents
  • Civil Inspectors
  • Electrical Inspectors and Labourers
  • Turbine Inspectors and Labourers
  • Safety Inspectors
  • General Labourers
  • Environmental Technicians
  • Archaeological Technicians
  • And more...

Business Opportunities:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Accommodations
  • Road Maintenance 
  • Food / Service Caterers
  • Training Services
  • Gas / Diesel Providers
  • Snow Removal
  • And more...

 

Meikle Wind Target Construction Schedule*

Construction Task

Start

Finish

Full Logging, Clearing, Grubbing Oct 2014 Feb 2015
Full Mobilization – Laydown Areas May 2015 Jun 2015
Access Roads Apr 2015 Sep 2015
Wind Turbine Foundations Jul 2015 Nov 2015
Underground Collection System Jul 2015 Sep 2016
Operations and Maintenance Building Aug 2015 Nov 2015
Transmission Line Jul 2015 Nov 2015
Substation (2015 Construction) Jul 2015 Nov 2015
Substation (2016 Construction) May 2016 Nov 2016
BC Hydro Interconnect Switchyard May 2015 Aug 2016
Turbine Deliveries Jun 2016 Oct 2016
Energize Substation Aug 2016 Aug 2016
Land Restoration Sep 2016 Sep 2017
Commercial Operation Date Nov 2016  

* Represents target construction schedule and is subject to change.