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Weld Cone Wind Farm

Client Energy3 | Date of Completion January 2010 | Duration 2 months | Contract Value $170,000

Scope and Scale 

Our contract, won on traditional tender, involved the construction of three concrete foundation pads to take 30m high turbine towers to create Marlborough’s first wind farm. (Capacity to supply electricity for about 350 homes) 

Each pad took 60m3 of concrete and had to be complete to meet on site delivery of turbine structures and ready for Installation which began 1st February 2010 

HRS housed staff locally to manage resource for the remote location. Contending with wind was a constant factor. 


Managed work in remote and very windy location. On occasions work was stopped, and for safety of workers, due to wind (gusting up to 100km). 

Set out and survey, and placement of bolt cage was highly criteria for the correct and accurate placing of the turbines to achieve maximum compass/wind direction. 

While the concrete supply was close, HRS specifically reduced weight/loading to account for delivery trucks time in navigating to the high site location. 

Regular communication with land owners, and co-operation regarding access were critical success factors on this project. 

Programme: Achieved
Health and Safety: Incidents Nil
Budget: Maintained