Mammoet lands work on the 130MW Badgingarra wind farm

Installation specials Mammoet has landed work from fellow contractor Deugro to transport turbines for the 130MW Badgingarra wind farm, in Western Australia.

Under the deal, with an undisclosed value, Mammoet will handle the transport of 37 3.6MW Siemens Gamesa turbines to the location of the project, which will be located 185 kilometres north of Perth.

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The turbines will travel 270 kilometres from the Australian Marine Complex to the remote location, Mammoet said.

“The 63 meter long blades are the longest cargo to be transported out of the Perth metro area. Working closely with local road authorities, Mammoet has carefully developed a logistics plan to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of components while adhering to all road regulations,” the group said.

“Only one blade can be transported per weeknight and road civil modifications have been made at seven locations to provide a safe passage through.”

Construction of the wind farm commenced in November 2017 and is expected to be complete in early 2019, Australian developer APA Group said. The project is being built just to the north of APA’s 80MW Emu Downs wind farm, and the recently completed 20MW Emu Downs solar farm.

The $315m APA development is underpinned by an agreement with Alinta Energy for the purchase of all the energy, and the Large Scale Renewable Generation Certificates generated by the wind farm through to December 2030.

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