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Samsung Grand Renewable Energy Project Geophysical Studies

Sustainable power generation through renewable energy development

Nelles Corners, Ontario

As one of the world’s largest energy clusters combining wind and solar power, the Samsung Renewable Energy Project provides clean electricity to homes and businesses in Ontario.

But before construction could start, Samsung needed to know specific details about the site. That’s where we came into the picture with investigations in topographic surveying, transmission line design, geophysical assessment, and detailed geophysical design services.

To assist with electrical and grounding system designs for turbine generators and an electrical substation, we conducted geophysical studies at various locations on site. And, to learn more about subsurface conditions for each turbine site (plus the substation and operation and maintenance building locations), we took borehole samples from the land and completed in-depth geotechnical lab testing on the earth.

Then, using the information we found during these studies, we developed several detailed engineering design reports for the project, focusing on solar panel and wind turbine foundations, building foundations, and access roads. We also provided parameters for electrical grounding and thermal properties for buried cable designs.

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