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.


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.


ENEL Riverview Substation

Riverview Windfarm Substation

Riverview Windfarm Substation

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Riverview Windfarm Substation

Owner |

Client’s Name | ENEL

Location | Pincher Creek, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | July 2019 to November 2019. Completed on time and on budget.

Market Sector | Renewable Energy, Wind

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

As part of Alberta’s Renewable Energy Program, Enel Green Power North America Inc. built two projects just outside of Pincher Creek, Alberta: a 115 MW wind farm and a 31MW wind farm.

ICONIC was contracted to design, procure, construct, and commission the River¬view Substation and the CRII expansion projects. It was a multifaceted project that provided ICONIC’s team the ability to shine. As one would expect at a site selected for wind power, frequent gusts required a professional construction and power team that could be counted on to safely execute this project in challenging conditions.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

The work involved concurrent work by multiple teams on the two project sites. ICONIC’s construction and electrical crews worked in close collaboration to allow for smooth hand-offs, made possible by our high standards of quality control.

A. CRR2-EPC

This project component involved the addition of one feeder and protections to existing SWGR. The scope of work included:

  • Installation and Commissioning of Metering and GRT tanks
  • Installation of below grade cables and conduits
  • 35KV Power Cable installation, termination and PD testing
  • Terminations consisted of 3m and Elastimold kits
  • Installation of revenue metering PT’s
  • Installation and Commissioning of new Scada and RTAC systems
  • Installation and Commissioning of new revenue meters on existing feeders
  • Client Energization support

B. Riverview Greenfield Facility

This new 240 Kv facility would be tapping off the AltaLink Castle Rock Ridge facility. The scope of work involved:

  • Station pad construction
  • Installation and testing of station ground grid
  • Foundation installation
  • Installation of GRT Tank’s
  • Installation and Commissioning of new 240KV switches and CT’s
  • Installation of 35KV bus work
  • Installation of transformer containment
  • Installation of below grade cables and conduits
  • Assist transformer OEM with assembly activities
  • Installation and Commissioning of 35KV cap bank
  • 35KV power cable installation. Termination and PD testing
  • Terminations consisted of 3M, Elastimold and Pfis¬ter kits
  • Installation and Commissioning of SCADA systems
  • Commissioning of station protections including but not limited to feeder breaker controls

RESULT / SOLUTION

Both project components proceeded according to plan and schedule. Through ongoing communication and collaboration, ICONIC gave the client complete confidence that their project was being professionally managed and built to design. Project management best practices ensured our multiple teams, suppliers and contractors were working in unison.

Today, these facilities are playing a central role in helping Alberta businesses to meet the growing public demand for green generated energy. Construction was completed on-schedule, on-budget and with no safety incidents to report.


Windrise Wind LP

Windrise Wind LP

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Project Name |  Windrise Wind LP

Owner |

Client’s Name | TransAlta

Location | 20km south of Fort Macleod, AB

Date / Project Timeline / Delivery | April 2020 to August 2021

Market Sector | Renewable Power, Wind

BACKGROUND (Pre-Project Commencement)

Iconic Power Systems was the substation constructor on this project. We connected to AltaLink’s existing Windy Flats 138 S substation (20 minutes south of Fort Macleod, Alberta) through a 138 KV transmission line.

The project consisted of 43 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) with a total capacity of 207 MW, an underground collector system, a substation and a transmission line. The WTGs are Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) model SG 4.8-145 AM+3 – with 90 m hub height and 145 m rotor diameter. Each has a 4.8 MW capacity rating at 60 Hz.
The scope and complexity of this project required a substation contractor with experience in renewable energy systems who was at ease managing and executing the multiple construction and electrical components.

ACTION (ICONIC’s Scope & Delivery)

ICONIC provided an integrated solution involving our Electric Utility, Distribution and Earthwork teams. The substation was to be located central to the Project, and include feeder entry breakers and disconnects, overhead bus¬es, a capacitor bank for reactive compensation, a single 230 MVA step-up transformer to 138 kV, HV metering and the transmission line breaker and disconnect. Protection, plant control and communication equipment were constructed within a modular rigid-frame steel control building located within the substation.

The scope of work included:

  • Procurement
  • Civil works, piling, earthworks, fencing
  • Grounding grid & underground conduit
  • Main transformer foundation & terminations
  • Structural work
  • Electrical work
  • Control building
  • Collector & Transmission line terminations
  • Testing & commissioning

RESULT / SOLUTION

Under ICONIC, the various project components came together like clockwork. This is reflective of our experience and familiarity working together as a consolidated unit. ICONIC’s established systems and processes enabled clear communication and efficient transitions between crews at all project stages. Over the course of a 16 month build that remained on time and on budget, there were zero safety incidents.