As a member of the Surespan Group of companies, Surespan Wind Energy is in the unique position to provide fully scalable services to EPC Wind Farm Contractors.
We are able to provide you with service from a single element in a wind energy project right through to “commission-ready” wind farms.
This scalability makes Surespan Wind Energy unique in the industry as a service provider. This is achieved by combining our core service set with those of our brother and sister companies inside the Surespan Group.
We are also unique in that our parent company has almost 40 years of major project experience in both heavy civil and power construction. This means that our quality control and safety standards were well established long before the wind turbine industry came to North America. Simply put, it means we are not using your project as part of our learning curve and that you get the full benefit of our many decades of experience.
One of the most critical steps in finishing a wind farm on time and on budget is the planning and management of component logistics, receiving (rail-head offload, truck offload) and staging in a laydown yard.
When done correctly this process fast tracks effective product and site management, ensuring that the project runs as planned. When not done correctly the results can be crippling both financially and to meeting timelines.
Surespan ensures that project planning, logistics, component receiving and staging are all planned as a single process. We execute all these plans with precision.
An old saying goes like this “measure twice and cut once” – at Surespan we have modernized that saying to: “measure three times, take reality into full account, perfect the plan, and execute once”.
With cranes it’s not so much that you are tooled up to do the big lifts, it’s also how effective can you be with a fleet of cranes of various service abilities. It’s all about using them in a way to provide maximum benefit to our customers.
We work with our customers to develop highly detailed yet practical project and component staging plan that allows us to move turbine components into the wind farm in a “wave effect”. In this way we utilize our smaller cranes to do lower stage work, our mid-sized cranes to do mid-level work, and finally our LG1750 to do the high-level tower stages, install the nacelles and blades.
With this process engaged we can stage much faster project delivery without compromising safety or quality.
In practical terms this planning and project management process means that our customers require much less 600 tonne crane time per project. In fact on past projects we have used this planning process to reduce a standard 15 day processes to just five days, with considerable time and cost savings to our customers.
We offer our customer 18 years+ of elevating industry experience in Ontario, and have a strong history of working collaboratively with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to support your best interests. We provide complete turn-key solutions from design, project management, installation, maintenance, and removal as required.
Our elevator suppliers are licensed by the TSSA to conduct business in Ontario and our entire elevator team is 100% Ontario staff.
Our elevator services office is strategically located in London, Ontario, to support our growing customer base within the wind energy sector. Specifically the installation, licensing and maintenance of Turbine Service Lifts (TSLs).