Moorabool Windfarm project is located 5km south of Ballan, made up predominantly of farmland situated along the Moorabool River. The land itself is rich with cultural heritage primarily in Flora and is home to the Wadawurrung tribe. Located in an environmentally sensitive area, consisting of a designated construction zone with strict access prohibited outside of this area, hence contaminants and waste to be kept to an absolute minimum. made this project extremely challenging.
ACE Civil was involved in the following scope of works:
ACE pumped almost 10,000m3 of site batched concrete into the tower bases prior to the installation of the steel reinforcing for the tower foundation construction. Approximately 50,000 tons of rock excavated from the wind turbine base digs was crushed. The site material was then re-used in the road pavement for the construction and delivery access tracks.
To help keep pace with an ambitious construction program, ACE utilised drill and blast contractors to assist that almost halved the excavation time frames when dealing with hard rock excavations at the Moorabool Windfarm.