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ACCIONA Canada: Building a model for sustainable growth

05/01/2016

ACCIONA was awarded its first Canadian project in 2002, with the Deep Lake Water Cooling System project in Toronto. Canada continues to be a core market for ACCIONA, leading the way with infrastructure development, energy management and services.

In December 2015, ACCIONA signed a contract to build a concrete and earth dam for the 1100 MW Site C hydroelectric power project in the province of British Columbia — one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects — while in February 2016, ACCIONA was awarded the contract for a drinking water treatment plant and water storage facility in the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. These milestones mark 15 years of successful infrastructure delivery in the country.

 

WALTERDALE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT EDMONTON, AB

ACCIONA recently successfully completed the critical skidding, navigation and installation of the 950-ton central arch necessary for the Walterdale Bridge Replacement Project. The central arch was floated into place and lifted 15 meters up in order to be connected with the two arch sections already resting on the berms. The new 230m bridge span features a signature arch structure serving as a gateway to the downtown core. The bridge allows for a greater flow of vehicles and pedestrian traffic across the North Saskatchewan River.

 

RT. HON. HERB GRAY PARKWAY WINDSOR, ON

The Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, Ontario, achieved substantial completion in November 2015. It provides a much-needed route for heavy truck traffic to bypass secondary streets, not only improving quality of life for the city’s residents but also allowing for more efficient international trade between Canada and the United States. Also in 2015, ACCIONA opened the Stoney Trail / Nosehill Interchange in Alberta.

 

SITE C CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT SAINT JOHN, BC

In December 2015, ACCIONA signed a contract to build the concrete foundations and earthen dam for a 1100 MW hydroelectric dam for BC Hydro, the province’s electric power utility. The contract has a total value of CA$1.8 billion (€1.18 billion), of which ACCIONA’s participation is 37.5%. This is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada and is a component of the complete Site C Clean Energy Project, estimated to cost over CA$8 billion (€5.27 billion).

 

ROYAL JUBILEE HOSPITAL (RJH) CAMPUS VICTORIA, BC

We are renewing our contracts with Vancouver Island Health Authority and ISL Health until 2021. These two agreements include the pro-vision of EVS and related services to the entire Royal Jubilee Campus which encompasses more than 100,000 m2 over 15 buildings and 785 beds. ACCIONA provides a full scope of housekeeping and related services, including the servicing of Operating Rooms, Outpatient Clinics, Renal Units and critical care areas such as Intensive Care, Cardiac Care and Surgical Day Care areas.

 

ACCIONA Energy building a clean energy future

ACCIONA was one of the first companies to enter Canada’s renewable energy market and our expertise has helped supply Canada with clean energy across the country. Our Chin Chute and Magrath Wind Farms both began operating in Alberta in 2003. In 2007 and 2011, we expanded our track record into eastern Canada with the 76 MW Ripley Wind Farm in Ontario and the 45 MW Lamèque Wind Farm in New Brunswick. These four wind farms produce enough emission-free energy to power more than 60,000 Canadian homes. ACCIONA’s track record of building and operating wind farms helped the company win its largest project in Canada, the 102 MW South Canoe Wind Farm in Nova Scotia.

Completed in 2015, South Canoe was ACCIONA’s first turnkey contract to supply wind turbines and provide engineering, construction and operations services for a third-party customer. Nova Scotia awarded the South Canoe project to a consortium of local companies who needed a partner with the experience and capabilities to make the project a reality. ACCIONA was able to apply its global experience to solve construction and operations challenges such as the project’s remote location and harsh winters.

“ACCIONA was able to deliver what the South Canoe project team asked for: a complete solution including highly-reliable, high-capacity wind turbines, construction services and operations and maintenance,” says Ilya Hartmann, CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America.

The South Canoe project began generating electricity in 2015. By working together with local businesses and the community, ACCIONA made the project a success, supporting clean energy goals in Nova Scotia and across the country.

 

A BROAD PORTFOLIO

  • MAGRATH WIND FARM, LETHBRIDGE, AB 30 MW
  • LAMÈQUE WIND FARM, LAMÈQUE, NB 45 MW
  • SOUTH CANOE WIND FARM, NOVA SCOTIA, 102 MW
  • CHIN CHUTE WIND FARM, TABER, AB 30 MW
  • RIPLEY WIND FARM, RIPLEY, ON 76 MW

 

 

Interview to Darren Sokoloski, Canadian Country Director 

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