Abbotsford, British Columbia's Eagle West Cranes and its subsidiary, Stampede Crane and Rigging Inc. of Calgary, announced that they have been awarded the Dokie Wind Project turbine installation contract.
The project will be the first-ever wind farm installation in British Columbia, as well as one of the largest wind farms in the country. The farm will consist of 48 Vestas V90 wind turbines. Located near Chetwynd, B.C., the project will be done in two phases, beginning in August 2008. The anticipated completion date is October 2009.
The Dokie Wind Project has the opportunity to supply 536 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, which is enough to power nearly 50,000 homes.
“The wind industry offers tremendous potential for our companies in the future and we are excited about the opportunities,” said Bob Fairbank, COO of Eagle West. “We are also proud to be a part of this new generation of clean, renewable energy production.”
Stampede Crane and Rigging has placed hundreds of wind turbines, on wind farms throughout the Prairies, and the Dokie Wind Project now allows for expansion in British Columbia. The project is owned by Earth First Energy Inc. of Victoria, and the general contractor is Canadian Projects Limited of Calgary.