Wind Farms – Seeing the Big Picture
We are a wind turbine installation company, so it would be normal for you to expect to see a lot of construction talk in this part of our website. Well, Surespan is not your average company so instead, let’s start with a review of our philosophical position.
How do we start a wind farm project? To quote Steven Covey “We begin with the end in mind”.
For us the project starts by getting a firm and complete understanding of our customer’s real needs, not just from a technical perspective but from all different angles. Wind farms are large and complex projects that have to take into account multiple departments and functions. Planning, Logistics, Operations, Human Resources, Heavy Equipment, and Cranes, along with multiple levels of legal and environmental compliance, all need to be taken into account.
When we begin figuring out how to start a project we partner with our customer to study what, when and how the project should be done to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations upon completion. Then we work back from the end to plan out each detailed step in the process.
The use of this process, which places the focus clearly on the customer’s end goal, lets us look at each project in a unique and highly detailed way. We then apply our expertise and experience during the review process to find ways to maximize productivity and minimize environmental impact.
From global logistics to municipal road clearances, from component receiving to installing 100 metric ton turbine nacelles 85 meters above the ground. We take equal care, whether it’s turning the first bolt or the final step of commissioning your wind farm. We plan out your project, taking the realities of weather, environment and legislation into account.
We are prepared to do the job right and you should be prepared to expect the best.
There is an exact place that each and every item in a wind farm needs to be.
Now consider that every item needed (and there are thousands of them) to build a wind farm needs to be in the right place and at the time. Large items such as tower sections, nacelles and turbine blades all the way down to a simple nut and bolt need to come together from hundreds, if not thousands, of places. Each of these has to be staged in exactly the right way to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of a wind project.
This is very challenging work but thanks to our 30+ years of major project experience and expertise we know what needs to be done. We have the right mix of planning, procurement, receiving, operations and administration staff on-site to ensure that the logistics of your project is not just done, but mastered to your benefit.
Surespan has the resources at hand to manage not just your on-site logistics, but the global logistics of getting every civil, mechanical, electrical or power grid component safely to the project site on time.