Bingham Wind Project

Bingham, Mayfield Township, and Kingsbury Plantation, Maine

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Project Type

Wind Power

Engineer

Fay, Spofford & Thorndike / Stantec

Start / Finish

2014 - 2015

Description / Significance

This project was a $400 million investment in the Maine economy.

The Bingham Wind project consists of 56 turbines.  These are Vestas V112-3.0 wind turbines, 308 feet tall to the hub and 492 feet to the blade tip.

Sargent’s scope of work was to construct over 10 miles of new access roads into the project.

This project is New England’s largest wind power project located in Bingham, Maine. The EPC contractor was Reed & Reed.  The project included building the 56 turbines (185 mw) for Sun Edison.  Sargent’s scope of work included sitework, collector system, excavate and backfill for 56 concrete foundations, project substation, 18 miles of 115 kva transmission line and erection of the 56 Vestas V-112 3.3 mw turbines on 94 meter (308 ft) towers.

The project includes constructing 19.7 miles of access roads, crane paths and 56 tower pads.

The environmental and storm water management systems took on new meaning with the short growing season that this country receives.

Over 500,000 cy of earth and ledge was moved and processed to allow access for construction equipment and tower components to be delivered to the site.