South Branch Wind Farm

South Branch Wind Farm

Houle Chevrier Engineering Ltd. was retained by H.B. White Canada Corporation to provide geotechnical engineering and materials testing and inspection services for the South Branch Wind Farm Project in Brinston, Ontario. The project consisted of ten (10) wind turbines, a substation and about 10 kilometres of site access roads. Each turbine foundation consisted of approximately 400 cubic metres of concrete.

Project components included:

  • Borehole investigation
  • Seismic piezocone probes (SCPTu)
  • Foundation design recommendations
  • Subgrade assessments for roads and foundations
  • Inspection of Geopier foundations
  • Rebar inspections
  • Concrete testing
  • Compaction testing of backfill soils
  • Crane pad design
  • Laboratory testing of imported materials