Coffey Testing – Rockhampton’s Commitment to the Wind Energy Sector

Wind energy is one of Australia’s main sources of renewable energy. It generates enough energy to meet 35.9% of the country’s electricity demands and 9.9% of Australia’s overall electricity supply. By 2030, wind energy is projected to share 50% of electricity generation in Australia. This is a massive opportunity for major players for those already involved or wanting to be involved in the renewable industry. 

Coffey Testing- Rockhampton are eager to share their expertise and capabilities in the Wind Energy Sector. Through their commitment to delivering exceptional results, the Rockhampton team can assist with the following testing methods. 


A geo-investigation, also known as soil testing, can allow for further insight to be gained into the ground conditions and current soil composition of the ground. This allows Project Managers to site plan with confidence and cut out the risks from the very beginning of the construction process. 

Concrete Testing and Assessments 

When it comes to the integrity of the Wind Farm, ensuring that the foundations are suitable for being built on top of, will determine the success of the overarching project, and will cut costs of project maintenance and renewal in the future.

Wind farms are typically built on a mountain or somewhere in which they are elevated from the ground. This is so that when the wind hits the turbines, they will kinetically move. It is important that not only the foundations are stable, but that the overall structure of the tower is in stable condition.

Construction Support

Coffey Testing can provide expertise on ensuring that your Wind Farm is stable and erect throughout the construction stage, ensuring that crane pads meet the design strength and design parameters. 

This is to ensure that, when cranes are erecting the different components of the Wind Farm such as the turbines, towers, gearboxes and blades are stable and kept in place, minimises risk that can be associated with unstable and dodgy construction practices.

Level 1 Supervision

Coffey Testing’s nationwide team of qualified technicians can perform Level 1 Site Supervision and Testing, which is in accordance with AS3798-2007 Guidelines on Earthworks for Commercial and Residential Developments. 

Coffey Testing’s network of Australian-wider stakeholders ensure that we have the appropriate experts on-hand to have your certification completed in a timely manner whilst reducing your construction risk exposure. When it comes to safety, Coffey Testing prioritises this.

Our desire to expand in the wind energy sector is backed by a strong track record of successful projects.

Let Coffey Testing – Rockhampton be your partner in facilitating your next wind energy project – Get in touch today for a quote.

Coffey Testing is NATA Accredited

Coffey Testing is a proudly owned, Australian business that has NATA accredited laboratories located nation-wide.

NATA, which is abbreviated from National Association of Testing Authorities, is Australia’s only national accreditation body for laboratories. Put simply, an accreditation by NATA demonstrates an organisation meeting or exceeding minimum standards in the production and delivery of its conformity assessment activities.

Coffey Testing are the industry leaders in Geotechnical and Civil Construction Material Testing Industry in Australia, with over 60 years’ experience in soils, concrete, aggregates, and also providing our clients with specialty testing, which is required on soft soils, aggregates and rock.

The reasons as to why it is so important to highlight Coffey Testing’s NATA accreditation is due to:

  • Quality assurance: Having a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation provides clients that have a relationship with Coffey Testing to have reassurance regarding the quality of work and a unique level of expertise and professionalism when it comes to getting the job done.
  • Recognition: NATA is nationally and internationally recognised, providing Coffey Testing with a competitive advantage when compared to competitors that may not be accredited, and ensures our readiness to capitalise on trade opportunities.
  • International: NATA is heavily involved with international groups, allowing Coffey Testing in turn to gain international recognition. This is important as it minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers in order to receive an accreditation.
  • Competence: Receiving a NATA accreditation demonstrates Coffey Testing’s commitment to quality, safety, and reliability of the services we provide to our clients.
  • Education: NATA has been training individuals and teams alike for over 20 years, spreading more awareness around the importance of being accredited within the field of Geotechnical and Civil Construction Material Testing.
  • Innovation: Due to NATA’s innovative and timely business solutions, Coffey Testing has unique advantages over competitors, that include but are not limited to, versatile and cost friendly tests that can provide accurate insights and allow project managers to create proactive solutions and plans for a range of different projects.

If you have any questions or enquiries, contact our sales team today to find out which NATA accredited test will best suit your next project.

Permeability and Triaxial Tests Available at Coffey Testing

Coffey Testing is excited to announce the expansion of their NATA accredited tests!

These include Permeability (AS 1289.6.7.3), Triaxial Test (AS 1289.6.4.2) and Unconsolidated Undrained (UU) Triaxial Tests (AS 1289.6.4.1). 

The introduction of these new specialty testing methods represents our commitment to providing clients with precision, reliability, and the tools to elevate their projects.

Permeability Test (AS 1289.6.7.3)

Coffey Testing’s Permeability Testing (AS 1289.6.73) is the analysis of the behaviour of soils and materials. This process allows for further insight into how fluids can move through materials, allowing our geo-technicians assess drainage capabilities, identify potential seepage paths, and design effective drainage systems as a result of this test.

By understanding Permeability, our clients will be able to make informed decisions that will prevent water-related issues and optimise project performance.

Triaxial Test (AS 1289.6.4.2)

Triaxial Testing (AS 1289.6.4.2) is the process of evaluating the stress conditions of soils and granular materials. From here, our clients can further understand the shear strength, deformation characteristics and material stability of their samples, allowing clients to be reassured that they are building with confidence.

UU Triaxial Test (AS 1289.6.4.1)

Coffey Testing can dive even deeper into material behaviour with the AS1289.6.4.1 Unconsolidated Undrained (UU) Triaxial Test. Our geo-technicians can assess how cements, soils and aggregates respond to different loading conditions. As a result, clients can fine-tune their designs, optimise material selection and ensure project structural integrity.

Why does it matter?

Precision for Prosperity

The Coffey Testing team are big believers in accurate testing that allows for successful projects.  By harnessing the insights from our specialty testing, our clients are reassured that every decision is grounded in data-driven excellence. This precision also translates to safer structures, efficient resource utilisation, and projects that stand the test of time.

Empowers Decision-Making 

Informed decisions are the backbone of effective project management. With Coffey Testing’s specialty testing range, clients gain a comprehensive understanding of material behaviour, resulting in proactive choices that mitigate risks being made, the optimisation of designs, and streamline operations. 

Compliance with Confidence

Regulatory compliance is paramount. Coffey Testing’s NATA-accredited tests align seamlessly with industry standards, ensuring our clients ’projects meet or exceed required benchmarks. 


 Demonstrate your commitment to quality, safety, and compliance by partnering with Coffey Testing. Get in touch with our Coffey Testing – Sydney team today for all your specialty testing needs and request a quote. 


Coffey Testing Sydney – Triaxial Testing Now Available

At Coffey Testing, we are committed to providing innovative processes that aim to provide you the most accurate insights on the market. With this being said, we are very excited to announce the expansion of our NATA scope of accreditation, with AS 1289.6.4.1 Triaxial Testing, available now at our Coffey Testing – Sydney laboratory. 

Unveiling the Strength and Stability of AS 1289.6.4.2

Triaxial Testing (AS 1289.6.4.2) is a specialty testing method used by geo-technicians to study soil under varying stress conditions. This helps determine shear strength, deformation in characteristics, and failure modes of soils, which is important for designing structures and engineering projects.  

Why Does it Matter?

Precision for Prosperity: By harnessing the insights from our expanded NATA-accredited tests, you ensure that every decision made is grounded in data-driven excellence, delivering a successful end product for your projects. These updated testing processes allow for safer structures, efficient resource utilisation, and improves the longevity of all projects.

Empowers Decision-Making: With our accredited triaxial tests, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of material behaviour, allowing our clients to make proactive choices and insights. This means they can mitigate risks, optimise project designs, and streamline operations. 

Compliance with Confidence: Regulatory compliance is paramount. Our NATA-accredited tests align seamlessly with industry standards, ensuring our clients’ projects meet or exceed required benchmarks, demonstrating your commitment to quality, safety, and compliance.

Unlock precision and reliability like never before – Get in touch with Coffey Testing Sydney today.

Find out more about other specialty testing that we offer, such as Soil Permeability here

Adelaide: Torrens to Darlington Ground Investigations

Our Adelaide team, working with Aurecon, have successfully completed testing for Phase 2 Ground Investigations and are currently undertaking testing for Phase 3 Ground Investigations for the Department for Infrastructure and Transport’s Torrens to Darlington Project (T2D); the most significant road infrastructure project ever undertaken in South Australia! Read more

Project Win: Memorial Avenue Upgrade, Kellyville, NSW

We are pleased to announce that Daracon Group have recently awarded Coffey Testing the Geotechnical Testing contract for the Memorial Avenue Upgrade in Kellyville, NSW.

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End of an Era: QESTLab Guru, Herb Kaiserseder Retires

The end of an era has arrived for our original QESTLab guru, Herb Kaiserseder, who will officially be hanging up his Coffey Testing uniform and retiring this Friday. Read more

Major Projects Central Qld

Our Rockhampton Laboratory Manager, Sam Hill, and Technical Sales Manager, Carl Witherspoon, had an exciting and informative day at the Major Projects Forum yesterday.

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Cade Smallpage – NATA Advisory Committee Reappointment

Congratulations to our Quality Manager Cade Smallpage, who has just been reappointed to the NATA advisory committee receiving a 100% recommendation from the Proficiency Testing and Reference Material Programs Accreditation Advisory Committee (PRP AAC) to extend his term for another three years. Read more