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Wind Turbine Foundation & Erection

Location:
Bourne, MA
Completed:
2013

Scope of Work

Cianbro installed foundations and erected two, 1.68 MW GE wind turbines near the PAVE (Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment) PAWS (Phased Array Warning System), at a Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Project Details

  • Installed two, 56 ft octagonal concrete gravity foundations which included placing a concrete mud slab, along with installing 80 tons of reinforcing steel with two anchor bolt rings, as well as placing 850 cy of total concrete
  • Off-loaded two, 1.68 MW GE wind turbines that each included 80 meter towers, a hub, blades, and a nacelle
  • Erected three tower sections
  • Assembled the hub and blades on the ground then erected the hub/rotor assembly as one lift to the already erected nacelle

Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions

The project site is located within an active military base, and was constructed during peak tourist season on Cape Cod. To minimize the project’s footprint, each site had minimal space for laydown and installation activities, requiring precise coordination with transportation for all major components.