After years of planning and permitting, work is finally underway at the Weaver site in Hancock County, Maine. As Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) contractor, Reed & Reed’s scope includes installing 22 Vestas V126, 3.45MW turbines on 116.5-meter towers, all sitework, construction of a new Operations and Maintenance facility, overhead and underground electrical/fiber collection systems and 34.5/115kV electrical substation.
These towers are among the tallest in the Americas with the hub height at 382 feet and the blade tips reaching some 585 feet. They will compliment similar towers at the nearby Hancock Wind project which Reed & Reed built in 2016 and the adjacent Bull Hill Wind Project, also built by Reed & Reed, in 2012.
The first turbine deliveries begin in February and will continue into the spring, weather and road conditions permitting. Final completion and commercial operation for this $150 million project are scheduled for late 2020.