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Established in 2004, Determination Drilling has successfully completed projects in virtually every province and territory throughout Canada. With office locations in Alberta and Ontario, we are well positioned to provide you with the best construction services in the industry. Our strong background in geotechnical site investigations allows us to identify soil, rock, and groundwater conditions in order to overcome any subsurface challenges. We have a large fleet of equipment and a diverse team of smart, friendly operators to handle any scope of work; anywhere, anytime.
Determination Drilling offers a wide range of construction support services. Our turnkey operations allow for integrated earthworks, completed by one contractor with the equipment, experience, and determination to get the job done.
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The crew at Determination Drilling loves adventure and has completed projects in some amazing & remote places. We are logistics experts, and always find a way to get our equipment from point A to point B whether by road, rail, air, or water. View our interactive map for locations of some of our past drilling projects across Canada.
Determination Drilling is proud to have been a part of constructing some of Canada’s most progressive renewable energy facilities. Find out more about some of our recent solar and wind construction projects featured below.
Burdett Yellow Lake Solar Projects
The Royal Bank of Canada is the first Canadian bank to sign a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement, a deal that has supported the development of a 39-megawatt, $70-million solar project in southern Alberta. The project is to provide enough power for over 6,400 homes and the panel installations will cover 120 hectares, the size of 170 soccer fields.
Cardston Solar Farm
The Town of Cardston energized its new ground mounted Solar Array in July of 2020 to add 1.9 MW of green energy generation capacity. The bi-facial ground mounted panels are capable of producing electricity from light absorbed on both sides.
Alberta Solar One
Alberta Solar One is a $20-million project being built near Burdett by Enbridge which will employ 80 during its construction and producing 10.5 MW of electricity capacity or about the equivalent of enough power for 3,000 homes.
Innisfail Solar Farm
This 25.43 MW Innisfail project is the first so-called merchant solar facility completed in Alberta. It is located on Highway 54, just north of the Innisfail Golf Course. The facility will benefit the town of Innisfail through long-term lease property taxes, and a community development fund.
Sundancer Solar Project
The Sundancer solar project, owned by the Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc., the corporate division of Ermineskin Cree Nation. The farm covers six acres and will generate a megawatt of power.
Fort Chipewyan Solar Farm
At 2,200 KW (5,760 solar modules), this facility is the largest off-grid solar farm in Canada. The Fort Chipewyan solar farm is located in Northern Alberta and will supply 25 percent of Fort Chipewyan’s energy, replacing 800,000 liters of diesel fuel, and supported with battery storage.
Loyalist Solar Facility
A 54 MW solar farm located in Stone Mills, Ontario. This facility is owned by Loyalist Solar LP, a partnership between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and BluEarth Renewables.
Cowessess First Nation
The 400 KW solar farm is the first utility-scale hybrid solar and wind power site in Saskatchewan, and the first known wind-solar battery storage project in the country.
Raymond Solar Farm
Located 40km south of Leithbridge, the Town of Raymond is aiming to become the first solar-powered net zero community in Alberta.
Fisher River Cree Nation
Fisher River Cree Nation is now home to the biggest solar farm in Manitoba — a 1 MW facility with almost 3000 panels. Fisher River is located about 200 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
A 500 KW solar project at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus aims to massively reduce the college’s greenhouse gas emissions by generating nearly 800 megawatt hours of clean power per year.
Gull Bay Microgrid
Gull Bay First Nation in Northern Ontario has hooked up to a new solar grid to help offset diesel usage with more than 1,000 ground-mounted solar panels that are wired to a central controller and battery storage system.