“Strategic’s team of professionals was a key part of GDF Suez’s success with the Cape Scott Wind Farm, our state-of-the-art 99MW facility on Canada’s remote western edge. Their expertise in resource management and planning was instrumental in getting our project off the ground and delivering clean, renewable energy to BC Hydro.”
– Deyong Cha, PEng, Vice President of Construction, GDF Suez Canada

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Cape Scott Wind Farm and Georgie Lake Transmission Line

Summer 2012

We worked with GDF Suez to help build a wind farm in one of the most inaccessible places on BC’s coast. Cape Scott is notorious for unique ecosystems, high winds, and unpredictable weather conditions. Our task was to handle the planning, permitting, feasibility and reconnaissance of the project area.


  • GDF Suez
  • AMEC
  • Black & McDonald

Challange & Solution

Rugged Terrain » Thorough Reconnaissance
Hard to Access » Resourceful Thinking
Unique Ecosystems » Detailed Analysis

Key Metrics

Owner : GDF Suez
Builder : AMEC – Black & McDonald joint venture
Project : 99 MW, 55 turbine wind farm and 40 km of 138 kV wood pole structure transmission line connecting the Cape Scott Wind Farm substation with the BC Hydro substation.
Location : Northern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Project Value : $300 million (wind farm) and $20 million (transmission line).


  • Permitting
  • 30 km of new access road recce, layout, survey and design
  • Designed road to accomodate transport of 60m long windmill components
  • 50 km of road upgrades
  • Environmental services
  • Mapping and GIS services
  • Resource road and bridge engineering services
  • LiDAR acquisition and evaluation
  • Access planning, layout and surveying
  • Transmission line corridor layout
  • Clearing plans
  • RTK survey for pole placement