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Construction Continues At Burchill Wind Energy Project

By Tim Herd Sep 28, 2022 | 5:33 PM

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The Burchill Wind Energy Project is set to provide about 15 per cent of Saint John Energy’s electricity supply.

The project, located on Crown land in the Lorneville area of Saint John, is a partnership between the Tobique First Nation and Natural Forces.

Amy Pellerin, director of Canadian Development for Natural Forces, said construction crews are making great progress, and the turbine components will begin to arrive over the next few weeks.

“Then we will start the installation, so all of that will happen until the end of December,” Pellerin said in a recent interview.

“We’ll have the turbines mechanically complete by the end of December, but it will take a few months in early 2023 to get them commissioned to ensure all the electrical parts are working well.”

Pellerin said Natural Forces expects everything to be complete by February 2023, so the next couple of months will be quite busy on site.

“There will be crews working on the actual turbine erections, and then all the moving, and making sure all parts are moved to site successfully, and then also the crews are doing the electrical lines between each of the turbines as well,” she said.

The 10 turbines will have a combined capacity of 42 megawatts.


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