The South Kent Wind project is a joint Samsung Renewable Energy —Pattern Energy joint venture consisting of a 270 MW wind energy generation project in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The project consists of 124 turbines that will generate power for approximately 100,000 Ontario homes. Completion of the South Kent Wind project is slated for Q1 2014. TULLOCH was asked to provide collection and delivery of airborne LiDAR products and PLS-CAD ready mapping for the proposed 230 kV electric transmission line design.
Airborne LiDAR was flown of the 34 kilometre proposed transmission line corridor at a survey point density of 20 points per m2. The airborne LiDAR survey provided fast, accurate elevation products for generation of the design of the transmission line. The high LiDAR point density provided the ability to map all the 3D features in the corridor from the LiDAR data. The LiDAR collection and generation of all deliverables took three weeks to complete, whereas a conventional survey would have taken several months and had surveyors directly on the project site.
TULLOCH produced several elevation products and mapping for the proposed transmission line design project. Elevation products included 50 cm contours, high accuracy bare earth DEMs, full feature DEMs, and thinned ground LiDAR survey points. TULLOCH also delivered PLS-CAD ready 3D mapping of the corridor for engineering design of the transmission line and obstruction mapping purposes.