McKeil Marine was contracted by Canadian Projects Limited to support the transportation, loading and project management for the Wolfe Island Wind Farm development. Located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario near Kingston, Ontario, the site now houses 87 2.3 megawatt wind turbines.
McKeil Marine undertook two project components; the loading & transportation of wind turbine pieces and the ferry service to deliver equipment and personnel to the site for construction of the wind farm.
The project demonstrated McKeil’s ability to handle complex logistics, manage multiple vessels on a project site and meet stringent customer deadlines.
Here at Mammoet, we have relied heavily on the services of McKeil Marine for countless challenging projects over the past 30 years, and our continued business with this fine company is a product of their tireless entrepreneurship, their adaptability to meet our needs, and their strong focus on good old-fashioned customer service. The Crew at McKeil are like family to us; we view them not as suppliers, but more as strategic partners in our industry.
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
Customer: Canadian Projects Limited
Location: Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario
Date: 2008 – 2009
The Challenge: Deliver components & equipment with no disruption to local residents or use of the MTO passenger ferry.
Our Solution: Deploy the Jack Up 600 barge as temporary dock for cargo loading, provide 5 tugs & 3 barges for shuttling turbine sections, equipment & personnel between mainland and the island during construction.