Quite simply, Fairbanks Mill’s experience in the hydro power industry in New England is unmatched. We have worn many hats [(developer, constructor, owner, operator)], we have seen many sites, we have worked for many clients, we have worked with many subs and suppliers, and we have delivered many projects. We have also been humbled by the raw power of water unleashed and many lessons learned.
Fairbanks Mill has worked on a wide range of penstock sizes and materials, from 12 inch diameter plastic up to a 15 foot diameter steel monster. Vertical, horizontal, and combined fabricated bends are routinely handled.
Whether you consider installation of new equipment, repairs to old equipment, or a total refurbishment project, Fairbanks Mill has the experience to get the job done. We have excellent working relationships with various repair shops in the region and several equipment suppliers from around the globe. This gives us an unmatched ability to get the absolute best solution to your specific equipment problem.
Like it or not, today’s tightly regulated environment has resulted in many enhancement projects including fish passages, minimum flow release structures, canoe portages, and public access and recreational improvements. Fairbanks Mill has been a key player in many of these projects. Early FM involvement can often result in an experienced based collaborative discussion with regulatory agencies that may result in cost savings, design improvements, and reduced operational impacts.