JLG Contracting Inc.

Cape Scott Wind Energy

In June of 2012, J.LG commenced work on the GDF Suez North America’s Cape Scott Wind Farm.
Production started in August with the construction of access roads.   Shortly thereafter, work began simultaneously with the construction of a concrete batch plant, aggregate storage, lay down area for the crane components and supplies, an office compound, clearing and leveling for the substation as well as the installation of culverts up to 3.3 meters in diameter.  J.LG also provided all the site preparation for the unloading, assembly and installation of the wind turbines supplied by Vestas.

Turbine site preparation work was completed at Fifty Five turbine sites.   The scope included stripping and grubbing of all overburden 50 meters by 50 meters, construction of crane pads 25 meters by 25 meters that we leveled and compacted with blast rock, as well as excavations 3.7 meters deep by 24 meters in diameter, all levelled to meet the turbine suppliers and turbine erectors stringent design specifications.  All was done in preparation for the rebar and form work needed for the concrete turbine foundations.  After the concrete had cured, J.LG backfilled the sites using a mixture of 28mm crushed rock, 75 mm crushed rock and shot rock all compacted in layers as per the designs.   When all 55 turbine pedestals had been backfilled, the roads and crane pads were adjusted to accommodate the two 600 ton assembly cranes.

J.LG mobilized off site in May of 2013.