TVIG completes construction for the Laurel Mountain Wind Farm
July 2011 - TVIG completes construction for the AES Laurel Mountain, LLC wind farm project, located in Elkins, West Virginia. The 91.5 MW project is comprised of 61 (GE 1.6 xle) turbines along an 11 mile stretch of mountain ridgeline. As the BOP General Contractor, TVIG was responsible for the entire design/build of the project including, civil and electrical design, roads, foundations, substation, electrical collection system, and turbine erection. AES is the developer and owner of the project. TVIG's proven mountain wind project construction experience uniquely enables it to provide value-added design and construction solutions to address the additional challenges of building a wind farm on forested, rocky and steep terrain. Some of the challenges on Laurel Mountain included extensive clearing, major civil/earthwork cut and fills to minimize steep grades, cutting and blasting rock, precision traffic management related to the single point of entry and exit, and narrow track crane operations.