- Build a 210-acre, 25 MW solar farm in Canada's north.
- Project comprises three smaller developments (two 10 MW sites and one 5 MW site). Each site required a separate feed-in-tariff contract, renewable energy approval, and substation.
- Temperatures are below ˗40 °C for much of the year, so there were design and construction challenges related to deep frost and exposure limits.
- Hatch acted as full-time, on-site owner's engineer.
- Provided detailed design basis, noise study documentation, regulatory applications and permit alignment, energy output assessment, and system modeling.
- Custom inverter housings and the longest piling foundation ever used in Ontario implemented to overcome deep frost challenges.
- 13,000 helical piles used that could withstand potential frost heave while still allowing cost-effective and timely installation.
- Significant participation from local First Nations communities; Rainy River First Nations was majority project owner and formed a significant part of the project labor force alongside other local communities.
- Project outperforming expectations.
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Oxec II Hydroelectric Project