Mass Maritime Academy Wind Turbine Installation - Buzzards Bay, Mass.
On April 11, 2006, a Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) led joint venture was awarded a contract for the electrical wiring and setting of a 248-foot, 6,660kW turbine for Mass Maritime Academy.
The installation consisted of beacon lights and lighting inside of the nacelle, anemometer/wind vane, pulling and installation of 500MCM cable from the nacelle to the base of the tower to the transformer, running cable in the top section of the tower to the rotor and controller and all connections to switchgear in the control room.
MEC was an electrical subcontractor for the installation of the 248-foot tall, Vestas V47 660kW wind turbine. The turbine provides approximately one third of the academy’s annual power needs and is estimated to save about $300,000 each year.