Murra Warra Wind Farm: Project Launchpad
Leading Melbourne-based civil contractor Civilex is currently working in the regional north-western Victorian township of Murra Warra creating the launchpad for one of the highest performing wind farms in the southern hemisphere.
Subcontracted to Downer, Civilex will deliver the early works and site compound for Stage 1 of the Murra Warra Wind Farm, with completion due in July 2018.
The Murra Warra Wind Farm in its entirety will consist of 116 wind turbines – at approximately 3.7 MW capacity each – producing enough electricity to power up to 248,000 households in Victoria – that’s the equivalent of Geelong and Ballarat combined – and saving over 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses per year.
Civilex was awarded the early works of Stage 1 of the Murra Warra Wind Farm project in early 2018 and works commenced shortly afterward. The scope of works includes construction of the site laydown area, a substation area, 600m of internal roads, and a sediment basin. The scale of the early works is impressive:
• Strip topsoil – 157,000m2
• Bulk earthworks – 44,000m3
• Pavement construction – 43,000m2
• Stormwater drainage – 100m
Civilex has worked previously on large renewable energy sector projects, including a joint venture agreement project with WBHO – constructing the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Project for Acciona Energy. The 2017 project scope of works included the construction of all civil works associated with the wind farm. View the video progress works of the Mount Gellibrand wind farm here.
The Murra Warra Wind Farm is a world-class project which once constructed will be one of the highest performing wind farms in the southern hemisphere. The project is currently owned by project developer RES Australia and Macquarie Capital.