The company's Wind Energy Services team is announcing that Cianbro has been awarded the Spruce Mountain Wind Project in Woodstock, Maine by developer Patriot Renewables LLC. The 20 Megawatt project scope includes foundations, turbine erection, electrical collection, and electrical transmission. The earthworks efforts, by others, are presently underway, with the entire project scheduled for completion before the end of 2011. Cianbro has selected a team for the project, led by Project Manager Red Webster. Wind Energy Services General Manager Parker Hadlock said the job holds exceptional significance for Cianbro in a number of areas. "This is a new client for us," said Parker, "and they have other projects coming up in the region. The project is also using a turbine vendor that Cianbro has not worked with in the past, and that vendor also has future projects in the works for the northeast. Similar to Cianbro’s recent selection at TransCanada’s 33 Megawatt Kibby Expansion project, Cianbro was selected for this project due to our company's competitiveness and our ability to bring all facets of the project under one roof, providing the high level of collaboration and coordination required to bring the best value and deliver on a tight timeline."
Parker Hadlock offers thanks to Cianbro's Estimating Group for organizing a winning proposal, led by Bob Jamison and Matt Anderson, assisted by the company's Transmission and Distribution Group including Jon Sharp and Rick Burton, and the Equipment Team’s Mike Berry. Chad Allen, Ron Nickerson, Bill Moulton and Jeremy Bragg also played key roles in developing our build strategy. "The strength of our company is in our ability to bring all of these capabilities to the table," said Parker. "When clients choose to open wind projects to competition, Cianbro is selected consistently." The project will be staffed by team members with wind farm experience gained at the Stetson, Kibby, Fox Island, and Roth Rock projects.
Cianbro is also in the final design stages of the University of Maine's deep water test turbine platform led by Bill Follett, scheduled for deployment next summer two miles off Monhegan Island. Ted Swenson will be managing the fabrication for Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation, which is slated to start later this year. Hank Cook, Joe Orlando and Linc Denison will be assisting Bill with deployment concept logistics planning.
Cianbro has also been selected recently to perform a nacelle transformer change out at TransCanada’s Kibby Mountain site.