SOUTHWEST CALGARY RING ROAD (SWCRR)

Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR)

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR)

Owner | Enmax

Client’s Name | Enmax

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 2021 - August 2021

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

The Enmax SWCRR Access road is a 2 phase project. Phase 1 was the creation of over 1.6km of gravel access road under ENMAX 35.81L. The project was located on the west side of the City of Calgary along the newly constructed Stoney Trail Ring Road.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Create 3 different access points off Weaselhead Road.

  •  Scope included culverts and access gates.
  • Topsoil stripping, sub grade preparation and gravel placement
  • Compaction and reclamation was required along all 1.6km
    of this access

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • Scope was completed on time and on budget without incident, to client specifications.


Children's Cottage

Developer's Choice Project

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Developer's Choice Project

Owner | Children's Cottage Society

Client’s Name | Children's Cottage Society

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | April 3, 2023 - April 12, 2023

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (IPS) completed a Developer’s Choice project for the Children’s Cottage Society.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

IPS’s Scope of Work included:

  • Installation of a lateral on a new power pole
  • Extend 3ph overhead conductor to new power pole
  • Supply and install 300kVA 13.2kV-120/208V transformer with large concrete boxpad, terminations and testing.
  • Supply and install approximately 40m of #1AL-3C-13.2kV primary cable with terminations and testing.
  • Supply and install approximately 60m of 100mm DB2 ducts complete with bends and elbows.
  • Saw cut and excavate approximately 40m of standard 1.3m x 0.6m trench along the existing pole line in the back lane.
  • Stub-out and cap 8-100mm ducts 2m from proposed box-pad location for developer tie-in (connection and secondary conductors by developer)

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • Scope was completed on time to client specifications.


AML 113L Reclamation (Phase 2)

AML 112L Reclamation (Phase 2)

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AML 112L Reclamation (Phase 2)

Owner | AltaLink

Client’s Name | AltaLink

Location | Canmore, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 22, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (IPS) completed (phase 2) reclamation work in Canmore, AB for AltaLink’s 113L transmission line rebuild project.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

IPS’s Scope of Work for various structures had different requirements.

  • Bird sweeps
  • Recontouring structure base
  • Spreading topsoil and debris piles in structure workspace/ROW
  • Harrow/seed disturbed areas
  • Clean up burn site, spread ash and woody debris, harrow and seed
  • Located within quarry. Significant dirt-work along access trail cut/fill west of the workspace. Replace soil and recontour banks; hydroseed. Assessed for additional ESC requirements during reclamation.
  • Poles located west of structure need to be removed and disposed of.
  • Salvage gravel spread in laydown yard and redistributed on permanent access trail

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • Scope was completed on time and on budget without incident, to client specifications. Low ground impact equipment was utilized to protect the ground impact.


Cedarbrae Cable Replacement

Cedarbrae Cable Replacement

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Cedarbrae Cable Replacement

Owner | ENMAX

Client’s Name | ENMAX

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | June 15, 2022 - July 22, 2022

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic was requested to excavate a stretch of the existing ENMAX cable/URD trench in the Cedarbrae neighborhood in Calgary. Existing power cables were to be salvaged/abandoned and replaced with new cables in duct and shadow ducts for future use.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Civil

  • Cut & repair asphalt roads, concrete curbs and sidewalk on road crossings.
  • Overdig/Hydrovac approx. 2,842m and install new ducts along existing URD alignment.
  • Verify structural integrity of existing ducts. Field crew to determine if ducts are to be maintained, abandoned, or salvaged depending on accessibility and/or ease of removal.
  • Install standard bollards & covers.
  • Replace mini box pads.
  • Install new pullboxes.

Underground

  • Disconnect load break elbows for old direct buried 8kV #1-1C AL & #1-1C CU cables from existing transformers.
  • Salvage/Abandon direct buried 8kV #1-1C AL & #1-1C CU cables.
  • Install new 8kV #1-1C AL cables in duct.
  • Terminate new #1-1C AL cables complete with new elbows and fault indicators.
  • Replace transformers.

Overhead

  • Direct Replace existing 40FT, Class 3 pole (STR#3) with a standard 45FT, Class 3 complete with framing.
  • Install new #1-3C AL primary lateral on STR#3. Re-attach existing neutral.

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • Scope was completed without incident, to client specifications.


Cable Trench Replacement

Cable Trench Replacement

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Cable Trench Replacement

Owner | ENMAX

Client’s Name | ENMAX

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | June 2021 - October 2021

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Replacement and installation of Plastibeton Trench sections, covers, steel supports, grounding and installation of MV Cable, MV terminations and MV Cable Testing at the below sites:

  • ENMAX 2s
  • ENMAX 5s
  • ENMAX 6s
  • ENMAX 7s
  • ENMAX 9s
  • ENMAX 10s
  • ENMAX 11s
  • ENMAX 13s
  • ENMAX 21s
  • ENMAX 23s
  • ENMAX 24s

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Remove/replace damaged Plastibeton Trench Sections, and lids
  • Install Plastibeton Steel Cover Supports
  • Compaction and Test subgrade
  • Install Grounding conductor and connect to ground grid
  • Install and Terminate MV Cable (23s Only)
  • VLF Cables Tests (23s Only)

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • Scope was completed without incident, to client specifications.


AML 199s East Airdrie Switches and Insulators

AML 199s East Airdrie Switches and Insulators

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AML 199s East Airdrie Switches and Insulators

Owner | ALTALINK

Client’s Name | ALTALINK

Location | Airdrie, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | Phase 1: Feb. to April 2022, Phase 2: Sept. to Dec. 2022

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

  • Capital Replacement & Upgrades Project – 199s East Airdrie
  • BROWNFIELD CONSTRUCTION, TRANSFORMER REPLACEMENT, SCADA, site preparation, equipment installation, grounding, cabling, protection and control

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • The project involved the removal and replacement of one transformer (138kV/26.5kV, 25/33/42MVA) and pad, 138kV air break switches and strain insulators, 25kV disconnect switches and bus work, and removal of concrete pads. The project also included the installation of a Spill-Chek above grade oil containment for the transformer.

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • The major outages and work was completed on time with scopes relating to delayed material delivery and deficiency work completed later.


AML Carseland Transformer Upgrade

AML Carseland Transformer Upgrade

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AML Carseland Transformer Upgrade

Owner | ALTALINK

Client’s Name | ALTALINK

Location | Carseland, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | Phase 1: July 2021 - Oct. 2021, Phase 2: Aug. 2022 - Nov. 2022

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

  • Capital Replacement & Upgrades Project – 525s Carseland – SCADA Equipment Upgrade
  • BROWNFIELD CONSTRUCTION, TRANSFORMER REPLACEMENTS, SCADA, site preparation, equipment installation, grounding, cabling, protection and control

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • The project involved the removal and replacement of two transformers (one 138/26.5 KV, 15/20/25 MVA, one 138/13.8 KV, 25/33/42 MVA) and pads, 25kV circuit breakers, 138kV strain insulators, 25kV bus work, Station Service Transformer, and NGR, and removal of 13.8kV & 25kV voltage regulators, and concrete pads.
  • In addition, the project included installation of a firewall between the transformers, Sorbweb oil containment for each transformer, and the relocation of a transformer from an existing substation to Carseland.

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • The major outages and work was completed on time with deficiency work completed later.


JUT Program

JUT Program

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  JUT Program

Owner | ENMAX

Client’s Name | ENMAX

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | 2022 - Ongoing

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

  • ICONIC is contracted to perform Construction, Project Management, and Quality Assurance on Calgary downtown fibre network as part of the agreement between ENMAX and Telecom companies.
  • ICONIC is required to work closely with ENMAX’s Engineering and Project Management team to execute over 159 on projects for various telecom companies.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • ICONIC is tasked with thoroughly understanding and handling multiple projects, scheduling, traffic coordination, execution, training, and quality assurance, and as-built delivery with each project.
  • Ensuring ducts can be used by performing Proof and Roping for various locations downtown.
  • Performing Cable Placements as required by various clients and continuous updating of as built drawings for ENMAX.
  • Performing cable salvage on cable no longer required.
  • Additionally ICONIC has been authorized to perform QUE (Qualified Utility Electrical) Standby for contractors.

RESULT / SOLUTION

  • In working closely with our partners at ENMAX we have safely executed over 100 projects with effective communication and meeting all client’s expectations on each project.
  • Meeting strict estimating, execution, quality assurance, and as-built schedule while ensuring safety is paramount with monthly reporting including behaviour-based observations (BBO) and good catches.


Civil Earthworks

Civil Earthworks

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Civil Earthworks

Owner | City of Calgary

Client’s Name | City of Calgary

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | 2022 - Ongoing

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

The City of Calgary requires various sized track and back hoes with a qualified operator to assist with completing various infrastructure projects. Iconic works in conjunction with The City of Calgary to complement their internal resources when required.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Iconic’s civil earthworks division supports The City of Calgary as needed and are responsible to:

  • Have an administrative team to facilitate and manage The City’s requests efficiently.
  • Receive requests from The City via telephone or email.
  • Dispatch units to arrive on site on time for all requests.
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ensure performance management of drivers, operators, and contracted staff.
  • Maintain accurate records for the hours of work by employees and operators; and
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of services performed.

RESULT / SOLUTION

All projects have been completed without incident and to client specifications.


Hand Hills Substation

Hand Hills Substation

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Hand Hills Substation

Owner | BluEarth

Client’s Name | BluEarth

Location | Delia, Alberta

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | April 2022 to April 2023

Market Sector | Wind

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

The BluEarth Hand Hills Wind Project, is a 145 MW wind project located near Delia, Alberta. This project was constructed to provide clean, renewable energy for approximately 68,000 homes annually.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Project Deliverables:

  • Detailed Substation Engineering
  • Procurement of ALL major equipment including transformer
  • Site Civil Works including remediation
  • Construction
  • Commissioning and Start-Up

Iconic’s detailed scope of work included:

  • Substation design engineering and drawing packages for construction permitting, Owner design review, installation and “as-built” documentation
  • The engineering, procurement, and construction of the substation for the Project, including all civil works, structural works, and electrical works
  • Engineer, supply, install, commission, and test all systems that are part of the SOW
  • Construct the Work, including all site civil & structural work, foundations, laydown yards, SCADA system, mechanical and monitoring/control systems, perimeter fence.
  • The furnishing and installation of the local distribution interconnection for back-up power supply during operations.
  • Provide construction power.
  • At Substantial Completion, furnished ALTA-equivalent surveys including an overlay of the As-Built Drawings.
  • Substation construction management, including quality assurance/quality control, site health and safety, site environmental compliance, site material control and management of all subcontractors.
  • Commissioning and testing including all tasks necessary to allow commissioning of the substation.
  • Project turnover, including substation completion documentation, Owner training, substation operations and maintenance documentation and manuals, and procurement of Owner requested spare parts.

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project is substantially complete.


Line Trap Insulator

Line Trap Insulator (Phase 1)

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Line Trap Insulator (Phase 1)

Owner | Hydro One

Client’s Name | Hydro One

Location | Port Carling, ON

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | August 2022 to September 2022 on time and on budget.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Construction make-ready work for joint use attachments on poles to attach fiber optic cables. In Phase 1 of this project, there were 68 H1 poles that require make-ready work

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Pole Installation:

Iconic was responsible for installing 68 new poles/frame as per HONI standards.

Transformer Installation:

Iconic installed/transferred transformers .Suspect PCB transformers were returned once removed from site to the staging area at the Bracebridge OPS Centre where HONI was responsible for testing and disposal. All non-suspect transformers were returned at the end of the project to the OPS Centre.

Guying Improvements:

Iconic installed new guying as prescribed in the design. This was done under a holdoff using coverup where required and approved rubber glove techniques.

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project was completed on time and on budget without any safety incidents.


Lion's Head Xplornet Fibre EPC Project

Lion's Head Xplornet Fibre EPC Project

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Lion's Head Xplornet Fibre EPC Project

Owner | Hydro One

Client’s Name | Hydro One

Location | Northern Bruce Peninsula, Bruce County, ON

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | November 2022 to December 2022.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Approximately 175 poles require make-ready work for the purpose of directly accommodating Xplornet fiber attachments. The make-ready work included:  replacing insulators, raising conductors, replacing cross arms, installing anchors, and replacing poles.

This work was not limited to roadside, and some off-road locations required specialized transportation equipment for access and construct.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

175 Poles being identified as requiring “Make Ready” work (i.e. Pole Replacement, additional Guying, Grounding improvements to meet ESA regulations). Iconic is partnered with Tetra Tech on the design. Field evaluations identified various locations being in rock requiring Pickard’s to perform pole hole installations.

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project is ongoing.


Garden Plain Wind Project

Garden Plain Wind Project

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Garden Plain Wind Project

Owner | TransAlta

Client’s Name | TransAlta

Location | Hanna, Alberta

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | April 2022 to April 2023

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

The Garden Plain Wind Project is located approximately 35 km north of Hanna, Alberta.  The project consists of 26 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) for a total capacity of 130 MW, an underground collector system, a substation, and a 240 kV interconnection T-tap to an existing 240 kV transmission line.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Mobilization
  • Civil Works: Complete all earthwork necessary for installation of equipment, buried cables, grounding, conduits and structures; including install of foundation piles.
  • Grounding Grid: Supply ground cables and all accessories for complete substation grounding grid including wires, rods, crimps and connectors, grounding mat and pigtail leads
  • Main Power Transformer Foundation and Terminations: Construct the main transformer ready for final testing.
  • Also construct the transformer concrete foundation and secondary containment including excavation, backfill, structural fill base, embedded steel, concrete accessories, and grounding with pigtails to grounding grid.
  • Supply and install containment oil separation device including, drain, fire quenching stone and outlet drain pit.
  • Structural Works: Supply and install all equipment supporting structures including associated conductor support structures whether supplied or not with equipment. Equipment includes: HV and MV breakers, HV & MV disconnects, HV surge arrestors, HV CVTs, neutral ground reactor and capacitor bank reactors.
  • Electrical Works: Supply and Install Major Equipment as per project BOM.
  • Control Building: Design, fabricate and shop-assemble the substation control building
  • Testing and Commissioning: Complete all preliminary commissioning activities and operational tests on equipment supplied such that equipment is ready to be powered.
  • Demobilization

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project completed ahead of schedule and on budget.


AML 170L Reclamation

AML 170L Reclamation

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AML 170L Reclamation

Owner | AltaLink

Client’s Name | AltaLink

Location | Crowsnest Pass, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | August 2022 to September 2022, completed on schedule and on budget.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (IPS) completed civil work on the 170L Urgent Line Clearance Mitigation project.  IPS created access and set culverts for new structures on the partial rebuild of the 170 line in the Crowsnest Pass.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

IPS’s Scope of Work for various structures included:

  • Preparation of access road
  • Stripping topsoil and subsoil and cutting in access
  • Excavation and installation of culverts
  • Installation of fencing and gates
  • Installing grounding

Reclamation/revegetation activities included:

  • Hand-seeding and raking
  • Installation of erosion control blankets
  • Hydromulching
  • Harrow and seed

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project completed on time and on budget.


AML Joss MPC WAGF

AltaLink Joss MPC WAGF

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AltaLink Joss MPC WAGF

Owner | AltaLink

Client’s Name | AltaLink

Location | Jenner, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | September 2021 - December 2022

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

The project scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the following:

  • Expansion of the existing substation (site development)
  • Extension of the existing 240 kV bus with a partial diameter
  • New A-Frame
  • Add one new 240 kV circuit breaker
  • The project is considered a brownfield

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

The scope of work consists of the following:

  • Site expansion
  • Screw pile foundations
  • Placement and assembly of breakers, switches and associated equipment
  • Grounding work, including grounding of offloading equipment
  • Hydrovac Daylighting trenches for control cables
  • Arranging site security to avoid theft, intrusions, vandalism, etc.
  • Procuring temporary site facilities
  • Project consisted of 1 outage to connect the new 240kv bus to the existing 240kv bus. During this outage the line drops from the new transmission line were completed by Iconic

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project completed in 2022.


AML 113L Reclamation

AML 113L Reclamation

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  AML 113L Reclamation

Owner | AltaLink

Client’s Name | AltaLink

Location | Canmore, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 2022 to July 2022, completed on schedule and on budget.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (IPS) completed reclamation work in Canmore, AB for AltaLink’s 113L transmission line rebuild project.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

IPS’s Scope of Work for structures 1 thru 61 varied as each structure had different requirements.

  • Bird sweeps
  • Recontouring structure base
  • Spreading topsoil and debris piles in structure workspace
  • Harrow/seed disturbed areas
  • Cleaning up gravel piles along the ROW
  • Reclaiming access trail(s)
  • Spreading pea gravel (or small crush) to walking path entrance
  • Hydro-seeding
  • Significant rutting on main access road required IPS to re-grade and track-pack
  • Heavy decompaction (i.e. ripping/discing)
  • Installing water bar channels every 15 – 20 m on significantly sloped sections
  • Watercourse crossing / culvert – contour slopes, rip-rap culverts, and hydroseed / mulch crossing banks.

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project completed on time and on budget.


Anthony Henday Substation

Anthony Henday Substation

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Anthony Henday Substation

Owner | AltaLink

Client’s Name | AltaLink

Location | Edmonton, Alberta

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 2021 to April 2022, completed ahead of schedule and on budget.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (IPS) was the Prime Contractor for this Project and responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation work, and testing.  The Project consisted of the construction of a new greenfield substation (309s Anthony Henday), ~50m of single circuit 138 kV transmission line, and ~70m of underground telecommunication fibre.  The substation is located within the TransMountain Edmonton terminal. New major equipment included 25MVA transformers, 138 KV circuit breakers, neutral grounding resistor, control building, and 138 kV steel monopole for transmission line SOW.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Procurement
  • Civil works, piling, earthworks, fencing
  • Grounding grid & underground conduit
  • Main transformers, foundations, terminations
  • Structural work
  • Electrical work
  • Control building
  • Transmission line work

RESULT / SOLUTION

Project completed ahead of schedule and on budget.


Enfinite - eReserve 3

Enfinite - eReserve 3

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Enfinite - eReserve 3

Owner | ENFINITE

Client’s Name | Teric Power (designed/managed on behalf of Enfinite)

Location | Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 2022 - September 2022

Market Sector | Battery Energy Storage

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (Iconic) built a Tesla MegaPack Storage Facility identical to E-Reserve 1 & 2, with the exception of layout.

The 20MW facility, located in the Grande Prairie area, features 14 Tesla Megapacks and was constructed by Iconic crews over four months.

Iconic successfully energized eReserve 3 with our partners at Enfinite and Teric Power. This marks the third successfully energized BESS by the Iconic, Enfinite and Teric Power team members

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Site Civil Pad Construction, including laydown and access
  • Supplied all materials including structural steel skids, with the exception of major equipment
  • Full Time security was engaged once civil activities were completed
  • Foundations
  • Installation of Fence
  • Installation of Trenching and Underground Conduits
  • Supplied and Installed all cables and termination kits
  • Construction of Control building in Iconic yard.  Iconic installed switchgear and supplied and installed all LV items.
  • Shipped transformers, building and misc. equipment.
  • Tesla MegaPacks were  shipped to site and installed by Iconic.
  • Placement of battery packs, transformers, and building
  • Commissioning Support
  • Fibre Work

RESULT / SOLUTION

This project was completed on time and on budget without any safety incidents.


Glenmore Line Relocation Project

Glenmore Line Relocation Project

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Glenmore Line Relocation Project

Owner | ENMAX

Client’s Name | ENMAX

Location | Calgary, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | August 16, 2021 - October 17, 2021 - Scope completed

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Enmax required underground work to install new manholes and duct bank and remove old manholes as part of re-design work near the intersection of Glenmore and 100 St SE Calgary. Iconic and its contractors worked in coordination with Enmax and Enmax contractors.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Install 4 x manholes (T105) complete with grounding
  • Trench approximately 430m and install duct bank
  • Install secondary pedestal

RESULT/SOLUTION

Scope completed without incident to client specifications.


Meadowlark & Poundmaker Substations

Meadowlark & Poundmaker

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Meadowlark & Poundmaker

Owner | EPCOR

Client’s Name | EPCOR

Location | Edmonton, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | March 1, 2021 - November 25, 2021 - All construction work executed as per EPCOR schedule.

Market Sector | Utilities

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

As part of the WETUP (West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project), the Poundmaker and Meadowlark substations are being upgraded. The transmission line between the two substations is also being upgraded.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

Meadowlark

  • Excavate to develop expansion area of substation; supply and install geotextile, insulating gravel.
  • Install screw pile concrete pad foundations.
  • Construct 72kV gantry; install bus support steel. Install pre-cast fence and all permanent fencing.

Poundmaker

  • Excavate to develop expansion area of substation; supply and install geotextile and ground grid, insulating gravel.
  • Procure, delivery and install structural steel for 240kV disconnect switch, rigid bus support, and CVT support; 72kV bus support, disconnect switch, and CVT; A-frame.
  • Install all permanent fencing.

RESULT / SOLUTION

All construction work executed as per EPCOR schedule.


WCSB - eReserve 2

WCSB - eReserve 2

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  WCSB - eReserve 2

Owner | WCSB

Client’s Name | Teric Power (designed/managed on behalf of WCSB)

Location | Alberta, Canada

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | May 2021 to October 2021 - ICONIC successfully met the October, 2021 COD target date.

Market Sector | Battery Energy Storage

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems Inc. (ICONIC) was the Prime Contractor for WCSB Power to construct their second large-scale battery storage project, located in Alberta, Canada.  The project consists of a 20 MW BESS utilizing Tesla Megapack batteries, providing energy balancing and grid frequency regulation services that support Alberta’s ongoing growth toward sustainable energy.  eReserve 2 became commercially operational as of October 2021.  As of February 2022, ICONIC has been engaged for the construction planning and execution an additional 140MW capacity spread between several new BESS facilities.

The Tesla Megapack batteries will provide various operational strategies to support Alberta’s electrical grid. These applications will focus on the delivery of sustainable energy, renewable generation smoothing, system voltage and capacity support, as well as grid frequency regulation.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Site surveying and preparation;
  • Access road and highway approach construction;
  • Site earthworks and perimeter fencing;
  • Clearing of temporary laydown areas including vehicle turn arounds and parking areas;
  • Aggregate supply and hauling (site and access roads);
  • Fabrication of the Megapack skids and auxiliary switching skid
  • Foundation piling and Megapack skid installation;
  • Trenching and cable laying (including ground grids);
  • Ground preparation, setting, and installing of pre-cast transformer vaults;
  • Shipment of equipment
  • Placement and installation of an e-house / control building;
  • Installation of 25 kV switchgear into an e-house / control building;
  • Placement of all 25 kV and auxiliary transformer units;
  • Placement and installation of 14 BESS units;
  • Placement and installation of an auxiliary switching skid and cabinet
  • Placement and installation of any site lighting and surveillance cameras (including standards or supports);
  • Electrical and communication cable terminations for installed equipment (including the connection to the utility distribution feeder)
  • Equipment testing;
  • Pre-commissioning and commissioning support; and,
  • Site clean-up and reclamation;
  • Provision of materials.

As ICONIC successfully executed the eReserve 1 project in 2020, the planning and execution of eReserve 2 was further improved and streamlined.

ICONIC had to return to site to complete emergency repairs on the grounding transformer as well as cable replacement.  This project was also built in central Alberta in winter conditions so ICONIC worked closely with the owner and the landowner to overcome the short construction window and challenging site conditions.

RESULT / SOLUTION

Despite a few challenges, ICONIC successfully met the October 2021 COD target date.


Blue Hill Wind Energy Project

Blue Hill Wind Energy Project

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Blue Hill Wind Energy Project

Owner | Algonquin Power Co.

Client’s Name | Borea

Location | Blue Hills, Near Herbert, SK

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | March 2021 to August 2021, completed on time, without incident.

Market Sector | Wind

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Located south of Herbert, the Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be developed and operated by Algonquin Power Co. (a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.) and is expected to include up to 56 wind turbines.  The turbines will add 177 megawatts of wind energy for SaskPower customers – enough energy to power more than 70,000 average Saskatchewan homes.

ICONIC was awarded this project to construct a 245kV/34.5kV Windfarm Collector Station.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

  • Trenching, install concrete trenches and conduits
  • Supply and install all grounding
  • Install structural steel
  • Supply and install control cabling
  • Supply and install signage, jb’s, yard lighting
  • Offload control building and transformer
  • Supply and Install Kirk Key System
  • Supply and install bus and connectors
  • Install miscellaneous supplied items on and in control building

RESULT / SOLUTION

Through ongoing communication and collaboration, Iconic was able to resolve challenges swiftly and focus on getting the job done safely.  ICONIC delivered the collector station on time before the energization milestone date, without incident.