Don Robinet, Chatham this Week
Ontario’s largest wind farm is officially open for power generation. South Kent Wind is a 270 MW project consisting of 124 turbines and as project manager Liam Duffy told the gathering of company officials, politicians and residents who are hosting the turbines, more concrete was poured for the project than was used to build the CN Tower.
Duffy, of RES Canada, which managed the construction, said 36,472 cubic metres were poured. He said each of the turbines was broken down into 10 components, meaning there were 1,240 large truckloads of turbine parts delivered. About 280 km of underground cable was laid, about 70 km of gravel access roads were built, about 35 km of overhead transmission lines were installed and there is a 1 km transmission line that runs under Highway 401. Read article