Golden Hills Wind Project
Golden Hills Wind Project / WascoOR
Inspiring what's possible and revolutionizing wind energy preconstruction with ArcGIS.
Some wind projects are located on complex sites that take thorough planning and detailed execution to deliver on time and on budget. For AVANGRID Renewables, they needed to deliver this project not only on a complex site but within a specific timeframe. AVANGRID Renewables selected Mortenson to construct the 201-megawatt (MW) Golden Hills Wind Project, with construction beginning in mid-May 2021 and completed in January 2022. The project employed 200 craft team members that worked on-site at peak construction. 

Our emphasis on collaborative and lean innovation and our strong safety culture allowed us to meet our commitments for AVANGRID Renewables. The scope of work for Golden Hills included the erection of 41 Vestas V150 4.3 MW turbines and 10 GE 2.5 MW turbines, access roads, public road upgrades, foundations, underground collection, and MET towers. 

For this project, the site was located on particularly hilly terrain in a state with unpredictable weather. Knowing this going into construction, our design phase and preconstruction team put together mitigation strategies to solve for these conditions. One of the ways we did this was by creating maps in ArcGIS — the world's leading GIS mapping software which allowed our team to enhance the geospatial dataset before construction even began. The geographic maps allowed us to navigate the site and add crane paths. This method took project preconstruction planning to the next level. 

 By engaging us early, AVAGRID Renewables was able to get our expertise at the table to mitigate risk and fully optimize their project.

Facts And Figures

AVANGRID Renewables

Completed January 2022

201 MW

Delivery Methods

Engineer, Procure and Construct

The Team