Local Vendor Program

Wind farm construction is a very specialized process, but it requires common products and services, many of which can be found locally. The typical construction duration for a wind farm is approximately nine months from the start of construction to the commercial operation date. The work consists of upgrading and building new stone roads, forming and pouring large concrete foundations, installing underground electrical systems and overhead high voltage transmission lines, constructing a project specific substation, erecting the wind turbine tower and generator, and completing the mechanical and electrical connections. In addition, there are other general or community needs.

To learn more about the types of services that are needed to support wind farm construction, visit our Building a Wind Farm page.

Below is a list of descriptions for the types of services that will be needed to construct the Downeast Wind project. To learn more about our Local Vendor Program or to sign up, please visit our Local Vendor Signup page here.

  • Civil/site contractor
  • Foundation contractor
  • Electrical contractor(s)
  • Erection/Mechanical Contractor
  • Indoor storage
  • Food and lodging
  • Office space and supplies
  • Concrete supply and delivery
  • Surveying
  • Sanitation/portable restrooms
  • Hardware and supplies
  • Heavy equipment rental and operators
  • Trucking
  • Fuel supply
  • Auto mechanic
  • Water
  • Phone/internet
  • ...and more!