Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a key focus of Black & McDonald’s operations, and we have a strong track record of delivering solutions to our customers in demanding environments across North America. Our focus is on green energy sources, such as wind, hydro, solar, BESS and cogeneration. For all sources, we self-perform on the provision of mechanical, electrical, utility, civil and asset management services.

Wind Power

Black & McDonald is Canada’s most experienced multi-trade contractor in wind power installation. We are the partner of choice in the Wind Energy Sector, and have completed 23 wind farms that range from 10MW to 200MW and collectively produce 2,000 megawatts of clean energy. We continue to advance our knowledge and application of green energy solutions to build a sustainable future for all of us.

  • Single-Sourced Responsibility
  • Project Management
  • Millwrights & Riggers for precision installation and alignment

Solar

Our expertise in renewable energy sources includes solar, and we are a single source provider for solar construction. Black & McDonald has successfully completed the civil and electrical installations for 14 solar farms. Our achievements in this sector have established us as a leader in solar energy construction management and execution.

Electrical and Utility

  • Turnkey installation of all AC/DC components
  • Panels, combiner boxes, inverters
  • Transformers, switchgear, substations
  • SCADA
  • Testing, commissioning & start-up

Civil

  • Site preparation: drainage, grading and excavation
  • Access roads
  • Underground trenching and cabling
  • Foundation forming and pouring
  • Posts, tilt brackets and racking installation

Project Management

  • Project implementation
  • Site supervision
  • Obtaining approvals and permits
  • Equipment procurement
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Power Delivery

  • Value added engineering
  • Technical liaison with electrical utilities & power system operators
  • Fulfillment of system operator and grid requirements
  • Electrical grid integration and connection

Hydro

Black & McDonald’s highly skilled resources are trusted in hydroelectric stations throughout the country. Precision planning ensures completion on-time and on-budget. Whether for turnkey electrical and mechanical projects at remote sites or technical services, Black & McDonald’s standards for Quality Assurance and Human Performance ensure client satisfaction each and every time.

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