From homeowners to large factories, more and more people and industries are switching to renewable energy to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions. This energy transition is crucial to adapt to an ever-changing climate: the future of our planet depends on it.
40+ years of experience in renewable energy
It can be difficult to decide on the best system to use for the transition to green energy. Solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage all meet specific needs based on production requirements and power demand.
Cost is also an issue: the transition to renewable energy should not come at the expense of profitability. In addition, implementing new technology must be well timed, in compliance with the power grid standards, and the local public utility power grid.
CIMA+ has specialized teams who find cost-effective solutions tailored to your needs, whether for apartment buildings, factories, or solar and wind farms. Our team has honed its ability in renewable energy by working closely with North American and international clients in the public and private sectors for over 40 years.
We provide turnkey engineering solutions, from defining what is needed, to commissioning and connection to the public utility power grid. Our extensive knowledge and experience enable us to design facilities that meet government standards and can be connected to the public utility power grid.
Our 100 specialists work together to integrate multiple renewable energy concepts to maximize performance and minimize costs.
Proven renewable energy expertise
Our teams are always on top of the latest technology and environmental advances—and are committed to integrating them into the design and implementation phases of your projects.
Our specialized services
Our diverse team of experts can meet all the needs of our clients all at once. We can move your projects forward and, at the same time, effectively tackle your specific challenges.
Since renewable energy sources emerged in Canada, CIMA+ has been providing its clients with leading-edge services related to wind energy technology and was involved in the first project in this field in Québec.
CIMA+ proposes innovative solutions adapted to the specific needs and constraints of each client backed by our solid experience in carrying out wind energy projects of various scales. The design of infrastructure assets and systems for this type of energy has evolved significantly over the years for a number of reasons, including:
- The distance between wind farms and electrical interconnection structures
- The significant increase in the power of wind turbines
- The more specific interconnection standards and criteria established by public utilities.
And this is all within a market that is more competitive than ever.
CIMA+ meets the challenges of this new reality with its high-level multidisciplinary team able to design sustainable and innovative solutions in collaboration with site developers and contractors.
CIMA+ also works closely with existing site operators to reduce the number and duration of shutdowns and improve the reliability of networks. We namely have modified wind turbines to increase their heating capacity and ensure uninterrupted service during periods of extreme cold. CIMA+ also guides clients through the NERC compliance process.
CIMA+ has experience with a wide variety of solar installations, from smaller 7.5 kW roof top projects to larger ground mount systems with a generating capacity of over 200 MW.
CIMA+’s renewable energy specialists have been involved in solar energy projects since 2007. They know standards, processes, technological developments, and design approaches. They work closely with clients during all phases of a solar project: conceptual feasibility studies, design requirements definition, detailed design, commissioning, and post construction support.
Our multidisciplinary specialists have solid experience with multiple interconnection methods and voltage levels, such as behind-the-meter, conventional connection to distribution networks and transmission lines, and off grid networks. This vast knowledge allows for reduced delays and costs, creative solutions, and a seamless integration with the existing networks.
The range of services offered throughout CIMA+’s sectors streamlines our clients’ workflow, by reducing coordination efforts with multiple stakeholders as well as simplifying project management, implementation, and completion.
CIMA+ has earned a solid reputation in the power generation industry through our unique focus on constructability, operability and maintenance. We have worked on projects involving cogeneration and combined cycle power plants, biogas systems, and steam and gas turbines that use biomass, wood waste, biogas, landfill gas and syngas.
- Cogeneration plants
- Combined cycle plants
- Combustion engines
- Gas and steam turbines
- Steam boilers
- Waste heat recovery / Combined heat and power / OTG
- Combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, biomethanization
- Organic Rankine cycle (ORC)
- Feed water treatment (desalination, electrochlorination, demineralization, filtration)
Our expertise cover all the following types of fuel :
- Biomass (bark, sawdust, etc.)
- Construction wood rejects
- Scrap tires / Tire derived fuel (TDF)
- Municipal solid waste
- Landfill gas, syngas, biogas
We offer all the following services :
- Process simulation (steady state / dynamic), mass and heat balances
- Energy saving studies
- Plant capacity increase studies
- Power demand / supply studies
- Power plant mechanical layout design
- Fuel storage and feed system design
- Multi-fuel feed steam design
- Emergency power system design
- Balance of plant services design
- Piping design / pipe stress analysis
Discover our renewable energy projects
Working closely with both private and public North American and international clients, CIMA+ has participated in over 700 power generation projects of all sizes and capacities ranging from 7.5 kW to 1000 MW.
Connecting Canada’s Largest Solar Farm to Alberta’s Main Grid
CIMA+ was responsible for the design and construction supervision of the park’s high voltage substation, which connects this huge solar park to Alberta’s main electric grid. The substation, called...
Addition of two wind turbines on the Hydro-Quebec distribution network in Whapmagoostui
The CIMA+ team will carry out the detailed engineering of the collector network and the substation, considering the various electrical, civil, road and telecommunication aspects, and perform the necessary...
Electric Vehicle Charging Network and Station Design
This project focused on selecting suitable EV charging station sites that provide charging services between towns and cities within Yukon.
Desktop and field visits were conducted to shortlist candidate...
Building an electrical vehicle (EV) charging station network in Canada and the United States
The project includes several phases, the first of which consisted of defining the overall infrastructure (equipment and connections) and determining strategic locations among more than 1,000 potential sites for...
Hillcrest Solar Farm
This solar farm has over 600,000 solar modules installed on single axis trackers, which are connected to the Duke Energy 138 kV transmission grid through an interconnection station. These trackers are...
Electric heating of wind turbine blades
Wind turbines installed in Quebec are subject to cold weather conditions which result in ice formation on the blades, leading to their complete shutdown and significant production losses.
In collaboration with EDF Renouvelables, CIMA+ has developed...
Pierre-De Saurel wind farm
The 24.6 MW Pierre-De Saurel wind farm includes 12 wind turbines spread over the municipalities of Yamaska, Saint-Aimé and St. Robert.
This project, which stems from a block of...
Kingston Solar Generation Station
In collaboration with H.B. White Canada Corp., CIMA+ developed a 100 MWAC photovoltaic project located near Kingston, Ontario. The facility has six non-contiguous zones with over 464,000 DC photovoltaic...
From our experts
"At CIMA+, our approach is to help our clients, rather than just telling them what to do. We have experts in every discipline, whether it's civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering, who work to meet all the needs of our clients, all at once.”
Jean-François Veilleux, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Renewable Energy & Smart Grids
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