US EMBASSY, BARBAODS
Making a Statement
The US Embassy Bridgetown Barbados has made a strong statement with the installation of a wind tubrine electric generator. In light of the Paris Climate Change conference of 2015, this project shows a committment to extending renewable energy production from solar power to wind power.
The Right Model
The client selected a 20kW horizontal axis wind turbine with a 10 metre rotor, which was mounted on a 70ft tower. With average wind speeds of 6.5m/s in Barbados, the system should produce an annual output of approximately 50MWh. This design incorporates a hydraulic tilt down system, which allows maintenance at ground level and for sercuring the turbine during tropical storms. Megapower conducted acoustic tests for the client and witnessed dB readings within the system's specifications.
Megapower successfully implemented the client's project reporting requirements, which helped pace the project through to completion in 72 days. The project team, together with civil, mechanical and electrical subcontractors worked with the client's security and facilities staff to progress works efficiently on the secure embassy compound. This fixed price contract with a stated duration was brought in on schedule and on budget.