Bragg’s heavy transport team hauled the blades from our storage yard near the Mojave airport out to the North Sky River Wind farm. Bragg utilized the sturdy new LTM1750 to drop the nacelle, rotor, and top tower sections. Once repaired the same components were flown back into place 300’ in the air. The job was complete once the tower was fully functional and re-commissioned to begin producing clean energy.
Bragg Renewable Energy works to expand and repair the North Sky River Wind Farm
When Nextera Energy needed a reputable construction partner to expand and repair their North Sky River Wind Farm in California’s Central Valley, they looked for a company who prioritizes safety, service, and quality to handle wind farm construction and maintenance. Bragg Companies’ Renewable Energy team brought in crane, rigging, and heavy transport capabilities to deliver a comprehensive turnkey solution. From hauling component parts to removing broken blades, to repairing nacelles and recommissioning the turbine — Bragg Renewable Energy services team got the job done, bringing California into the new era of renewable power.
Deep in an isolated expanse of the Mojave Desert, The North Sky River Wind Farm contains a whopping 100 wind turbines over 36 square miles capable of powering 40,000 homes. This project required skilled maintenance with the muscle to handle hefty repairs.
Even with Bragg’s new top-of-the-line, multi-million-dollar equipment and cutting-edge technology, Bragg’s people remain their greatest assets. Engineers began working with Nextera early in the process to plan for a successful, safe job in California’s rural Jawbone Canyon. On site, the team overcame the unique challenges of a remote desert build including a lack of cellular and internet coverage. Despite communication complications, Bragg’s expert project managers, ironworkers, and operators went the extra mile to coordinate clearly and smoothly to bring the project to fruition on time.