Desert Wind Farm

Pasquotank and Perquimans County, North Carolina

Desert Wind Farm

Pasquotank and Perquimans County, North Carolina

Working for the world’s leading provider of wind power, Bowman Consulting provided full surveying services for this commercial-scale wind farm proposed in Coastal North Carolina. The proposed 330-megawatt wind farm will have 150 turbines, that is expected to generate enough electricity to power between 55,000 - 70,000 homes in the region.

Bowman Consulting Surveys established an extensive geodetic control network by GPS survey methods as necessary to establish our primary, secondary and mapping control consisting of over 40 control monuments around the perimeter and across this 25,000 acre wind farm development. Control monuments were established on NAD83 and NAVD88 datum. Bowman Consulting provided coordination with the aerial LiDAR mapping company to set about 20 aerial control monuments and aerial panels. Our survey crews provided two continuously operating ground based GPS receivers during the LiDAR flight, and assisted in post processing the GPS data. We performed deed research, and constructed the deed composites for 118 subject parcels and over 200 adjacent owner parcels. Using Rapid Static, RTK GPS, and conventional surveying equipment, our crews performed boundary surveys in accordance with North Carolina State and ALTA/ACSM Land Title Standards on this 25,000+ acre wind farm site. The overall boundary survey was then used as the base map for the 2-foot contour LiDAR topographic and planimetric map, which was delivered to the wind farm developer for use in designing the wind turbines, roadways and utilities. We subsequently converted the boundary, planimetric and topographic survey to an ALTA/ACSM Land Title survey, by supplemental surveying and setting parcel corners in accordance with North Carolina State requirements. The work performed to date will be used for subsequent lease and easement plats and construction staking.