During the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) annual conference in Montreal recently, Brent Bergland—construction executive with Mortenson Canada Corporation—was elected as a member of the 2011-2013 board of directors. Chosen by industry peers, he was one of five newly elected directors to the 12-member board. Mortenson is the sole engineering and construction representative on the board.
“Being elected to the CanWEA board of directors amongst a group of established peers in the Canadian wind industry is great step for Mortenson,” Bergland says. “I believe that it provides us the assurances Mortenson is being recognized for the role we are playing in Canada and also the benefits our collective North American wind experience brings to the CanWEA board. I am truly humbled and honored with this election.”
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its more than 450 member companies. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits.
Bergland has gained extensive wind development exposure, design management, and technical project management experience in the wind industry. He takes a wind power developer’s concepts and turns them into detailed engineering and execution plans. Since the beginning of 2002 he has been fully dedicated to the wind power industry. To date, his wind power experience includes 35 projects totaling in excess of 3,500-megawatts. He has direct involvement with approximately 1,300 megawatts of wind projects that are located in five provinces throughout Canada.
“As a representative of one of the leading EPC contractors directly involved and 100-percent dedicated to the Canadian wind industry, I have the passion to be a key contributor to the CanWEA board,” Bergland says. “I represent not only the role of a service provider to the industry, but bring a great appreciation for the opportunities and challenges that face our developer/owners, turbine manufacturers, regulators, policy makers, and communities.”
Mortenson Canada Corporation, one of Canada’s largest construction firms dedicated to renewable energy, provides efficient, quality solutions to meet the demanding needs of its customers throughout Canada. Founded in 2004, Mortenson Canada Corporation, a sister company of M.A. Mortenson, leverages the collective experience and expertise of Mortenson’s Renewable Energy Groups, which has built nearly 100 wind power projects throughout North America since 1995. The company offers a complete range of services, including program management, preconstruction, engineering, EPC contracting, general contracting, and construction management. For more information visit www.mortenson.com/wind.