When MasTec Renewables needed a large order filled for renewable energy trades for their Santa Isabel Wind Farm Installation in Puerto Rico, they turned to Tradesmen to supply skilled craftsmen to meet their needs.

The $215 million project spanned 18 months from start to finish, and included approximately 87,153 contract man-hours. Tradesmen supplied skilled craftsmen to work on civil preparation of the site, construction of an O&M maintenance building, installation of tower foundations, as well as new construction and installation of wind towers and turbines.

Throughout the project, Tradesmen also provided:

  • Support for all phases from civil to turbine installation
  • QA/QC site support
  • Site safety supervision, including main Safety Manager
  • 128 total craft employees (concrete and foundation techs, 80-90 tower installation techs)

Despite significant weather and recruiting challenges, Tradesmen was able to supply the needed trades, maintain an exceptional project safety record, and successfully complete the project.

The 101 MW Santa Isabel Wind Farm is the first industrial-scale wind farm to be built in Puerto Rico, and is part of a large scale Puerto Rican clean energy initiative. It supplies power to 25,000 homes.