Capital Wind Farm
The Capital Wind Farm project comprises the construction of a wind turbines delivering a total of 140 MW of power and comprises the construction transmission lines, substation and a network of roads linking the turbines throughout a farming community. The role of QPS in this project is to deliver an economical solution for the turbine footings by the way of anchoring foundations rather than using the traditional large gravity footings.
67 turbine footings
Reduced footing footprint from 18m dia to 8m dia
270 tonne SWL Permanent Anchors
8 No Anchors per footing
Drilled using Rotary DTHH
Each anchor installed to 20m deep in a 215 dia drill hole
Anchors comprise 18 x 15.2 high tensile strands installed and grouted with additional HDPE sheathing for long term corrosion protection.
Capital Precinct : http://www.infigenenergy.com/capital-precinct/capital-wind-farm/
April 2009 – February 2010