Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, located between Beaufort and Skipton in Victoria’s central highlands, is a wind energy development with a capacity of 530MW to power 390,000 homes.
The project will erect 149 units of Goldwind GS140 3s turbines, construct a new terminal station at Haunted Gully and connect over 74kms of transmission lines.
JWA was called on to supply DuraBase matting on a number of different scopes - construction access tracks, transmission line works, turbine construction and trenching for underground line transmissions. This case study focuses on how composite matting was used for transmission line works.
- Inclement weather affecting site conditions and project schedule.
- Cultural Heritage Site - areas with underlying archaeological significance as identified by the traditional landowners, the Wathaurong tribe.
- Known habitat corridor of the endangered Striped Legless Lizard.
- Protection of native grassland and endangered vegetation - Spiny Rice-flower and White Sunray.
DuraBase composite mats' interlocking feature, combined with its thickness of 105mm, were ideal for creating a continuous, stable surface with minimal ground disturbance. The almost-instant ground improvement provided safe access for telehandlers, excavators, and heavy lift cranes, while ensuring overhead powerline stringing equipment and cable reels were kept above mud.
- Flexibility in installation - able to accommodate last minute layout changes as the mats are easily removed and re-installed.
- Minimal ground preparation and remediation.
- Waterproof and non-contaminanting.
JWA have a long history of supporting utility and renewable projects with composite matting. Chat to one of our experienced team member today for all your temporary roadway and platform needs.Enquire now