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The Challenges

The Windstar project sits on 1,850 acres of land throughout Tehachapi, California.  The project consisted of 37 Gamesa G80 and 23 Gamesa G87 – 2 megawatt turbines giving the project a maximum generating capacity of 120 megawatts.  The project was completed in 2011 and now provides enough electricity to power 32,000 homes annually.

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Turbine access roads, crane walks and pads, laydown areas and building platforms
  • P&H tensionless pier turbine foundations
  • 34.5kV/230kV collector systems
  • SCADA/fiber optic communication systems
  • Two overhead transmission line taps to interconnect to existing 220kV transmission lines
  • Two turnkey substations
  • Erection of 37 Gamesa G80 and 23 Gamesa G87 turbines on 67 meter towers, including anchor bolt tensioning, mechanical, and electrical
  • Engineering and construction of O&M building
  • FAA lighting and metereological tower
  • Storm water management design

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PROJECT DETAILS

Categories:
Client: Western Wind Energy
Location: Tehachapi, California
Megawatts: 120

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Project Description

Client:Western Wind Energy
Location:Tehachapi, California
Megawatts:120