The Comber Wind Farm is a 72-turbine 166 MW wind project in Lakeshore, Ontario, completed in 2012. Dillon acted as the civil design consultant. Due to our thorough understanding of the local government and approval agency structures, we were able to provide solutions with the level of detail required to expedite approvals. In addition, Dillon acted with the project manager as an extension to their project management team to assist with the coordination of landowners’ concerns and project implementation strategies to optimize construction activities.
The scope of work included:
- Design of the turbine access roads
- Crane pads
- Laydown yard
- Temporary intersection improvements
- Transportation route analysis
- Stormwater management
- Local construction permitting assistance.
Concurrent with conducting the civil design, Dillon was retained by the Town of Lakeshore to administer the regulated drain crossing designs under the Ontario Drainage Act. By assuming this role, we were able to provide added value by bridging the continuity of design and protocols within the Act to the benefit of all parties including our client, the project management firm and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
Understanding the needs of our client and considering the required versus desired design parameters, Dillon developed a tile drainage rehabilitation mitigation strategy which accommodated the construction activities to the benefit of all parties involved.