First wind turbine erected at Mainstream’s Oldman 2 wind farm in Canada
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has successfully erected the first of 20 wind turbines at its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 wind farm, located in Alberta, Canada. Mainstream started construction works in September 2013 and the wind farm is expected to the operational in August 2014. The wind farm is using 20 Siemens 2.3-101 turbines and the main turbine components were manufactured in Kansas and Iowa. Mainstream’s Head of Construction, Gary Swan said: "We are delighted to have the first turbine erected. The winter in Alberta was particularly harsh this year and created enormous challenges for our contractors, with temperatures regularly between -35 and -20 C. Despite this, the project is still on track to achieve completion on schedule.” Photos below show the erection of the first wind turbine on the Oldman 2 wind farm site.