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.
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.
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.
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.