Lighting

up Victoria
three months
ahead of
schedule.
MacArthur Wind Farm,
Victoria, Australia

120 critical lifts were carried out over a period of 11 months. The heaviest were the lifts of the nacelles.com Installing large-scale wind farms typically involves many repetitions of a single set of activities. which could be installed in one piece with the narrow track crane configuration. Mammoet Wind compiled a fleet of cranes that could complete the installation well before the deadline. Mammoet Wind was selected for its track record and safety culture. With 140 turbines to install. Before installing the first turbine. the high profile nature of the project made safety just as important as fast delivery. The entire project took 15 months from planning to demobilization. Prior to this ambitious wind project. Relying on extensive experience. The 420-megawatt MacArthur Wind Farm in Australia is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. The time saved on turbine installation resulted in an early connection to the grid – three months sooner than originally planned. Using the CC2800 Narrow Track and TC2800 as the two main cranes. efficient project management and operational excellence. Mammoet Wind played a key role in MacArthur’s realization by installing 140 3-megawatt wind turbines.oct 24 2011 Installing one of 140 wind turbines dec 8 2011 Round the clock operation oct 18 2012 Another timely installation nov 2012 The wind farm from a rotor blade’s perspective A Z Scale plus experience equals unparalleled productivity. Mammoet Wind had already won time by bringing in its narrow track cranes that could maneuver on roads only 5. this narrow road requirement resulted in huge time and cost savings on road construction. For the McArthur project.5-meters wide.mammoet. Discover more on www. A total of more than 1. together with the LR1300W Narrow Track as the base and mid-tower crane. Extensive experience in building wind farms enabled Mammoet Wind to ensure fast and safe installation of the turbines and relocation of the cranes between the 140 turbines. The key to saving time is a combination of scale. Mammoet was able to realize a swift mobilization of resources in the remote Victorian hills. Therefore. But while time was of the essence. As a result. operational excellence and cranes that require minimal civil works. Mammoet Wind completed the enormous job three months ahead of schedule – installing one full turbine every eight hours. only four turbines of this type had ever been installed anywhere in the world. Mammoet Wind was able to keep up a high installation pace. Mammoet Wind achieved this synergy by pairing its installation expertise with the vast Mammoet equipment base. Resources cranes 2 crawler cranes (narrow track) 1 lattice boom truck crane 4 hydraulic cranes Transport 4 prime movers 8 conventional trailers crew 48 Mammoet professionals .

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