Construction Activities

With (slightly) warmer temperatures on the horizon, our team has been busily working to keep construction underway at the Henvey Inlet Wind site. Roads and foundations are now substantially complete and we are making great progress with work on the transmission line.

Here is a bit more of what our construction teams have been up to in the area over the past few weeks:

  • 84% of the cable is installed and has been pulled into 53 of 87 turbines
  • 76 of 87 turbines have now been delivered, not including blades​
  • 61 of 87 turbines have now been erected through the nacelle and hub
  • 97% of the foundations for the transmission line are complete and 58% of the line is strung (60.5 of 104 km)

To see the full project area, please visit our Site Map page.

Public Safety Notices:

Keeping the public and our workers safe is our number one priority. 

Please exercise caution and refrain from traveling through areas with recreational vehicles where construction activities are in progress such as along the transmission line right-of-way near local OFSC trails.

PowerTel crews have been installing portable grounds along the transmission line to discharge any static build up along the lines to protect our workers from potential electrical hazards. As additional project activities begin along the transmission corridor, PowerTel's skilled trades workers are following safe work practices and specific grounding procedures to mitigate increased electrical hazards that may result from the induction of the high voltage transmission lines.

In accordance with permit requirements and prudent construction industry practices, we have installed maximum 70 km/h orange signs in work zones on a temporary basis.  Highway signage is regulated by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.  The Ministry of Transportation - Ontario has instructed that we not cover any of the existing white maximum 90 km/h signs, which may lead to confusion regarding the speed limits on certain sections of highway.  Please follow safe driving practises by lowering your speed in bad weather, heavy traffic and through construction zones. 

We will continue to keep the community updated on construction activities as work progresses. Sign up here to receive construction updates through our e-newsletter.

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