Hand Hills Substation


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.


Project is substantially complete.