Wild Horse Wind Facility (229 MW)
DEA provided professional engineering, land surveying, and construction services for the 229 MW Wild Horse wind project. DEA developed site grading plans for more than 127 V80 wind turbine generator sites, and performed an FAA airspace and microwave beam path analysis on this 19-square-mile project site.
The project included civil design for 32 miles of access road construction, laydown areas, gravel and concrete batch plant areas, a project collection/transmission substation, and an operations and maintenance center.
In addition, DEA provided support services for Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) construction approval, coordination with the county, and buyer’s agreements with turbine suppliers.
DEA also performed an 8.5-mile route design survey to connect the project to Puget Sound Energy’s Renslow Substation. Additional surveying services included boundary and ALTA surveys for the power feeder lines, and construction staking for the access roads.
DEA is currently providing roadway construction observation, environmental compliance monitoring, and updates to the storm water pollution prevention plan.