Renewable Energy

In 2002 Rankin constructed the roads and foundations for the first commercial scale wind farm in Ontario, Huron Winds, and remains at the forefront of the industry with over a dozen projects completed in Ontario. Rankin is called upon for complex jobs where innovation is essential and has constructed numerous projects requiring piled foundations and the use of our experienced in house pile driving team. Rankin also constructed the Kent Breeze wind farm which made use of the first GE 2.5MW wind turbines in North America and was the first wind farm permitted under Ontario's new Renewable Energy Approval Process.


In hydro electric power also Rankin has been a force for innovation, constructing one of the first new small hydro projects to be built in Ontario in decades. The three 2.0MW stations developed, constructed and now operated by Rankin Construction with its affiliate company Rankin renewable power along the Welland Canal were among the early successes of Ontario's Standard Offer Program for renewable power. Beyond wind and hydro Rankin has the knowledge and skill sets that can be a great asset to large scale photovoltaic installations, innovative kinnetic hydro projects, biomass/biogas installations and many other renewable power alternatives.


Kent Breeze

As the first project to navigate Ontario's new Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process and the first project in Ontario to make use of GE 2.5MW wind turbines...more



Ripley Wind Farm

The Ripley Wind Power Project was constructed in 2007 around the town of Ripley using the strong
wind resource coming from the eastern edge of Lake Huron... more



Erie Shores 2nd Phase Projects

AIM PowerGen Corporations's (now International Power Canada) Erie Shores Wind Farm second phase projects. The joint venture of AMEC/Black & McDonald contracted Rankin Construction to build the wind turbine foundations and access roads for 24 wind turbines...more




Welland Canal Hydro

In 2005 the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation requested that private industry develop generation facilities at the Lock 1, 2 & 3 control weirs...more