MAMMOET INSTALLS 5.6 MW WIND TURBINES AT 149 METERS HEIGHT IN QUEENSLAND
Mammoet’s smart project planning resulted in significant time and cost savings for Neoen’s Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland. Overcoming the challenges posed by the remote nature of the site, with narrow access roads and steep slopes, Mammoet’s team deployed solutions that prioritized safety and operational efficiency, while also minimizing the project’s carbon footprint.
The scope of work included the offloading, preassembly and main installation of 28 Vestas EnVentusTM V162-5.6 MW turbines – the first of their kind in Australia.
Mammoet’s Liebherr LG 1750SX, equipped with a 151m main boom and 12m fixed fly, proved to be the ideal crane for this project. Meeting the requirements of these high and powerful wind turbines, it lifted the EnVentus powertrains, each weighing 92t, to a hub height of 149m.
A fleet of Scheuerle SPMT and Goldhofer THP multi-axle trailers were used to manoeuvre 400t of superlift counterweight at once, supporting the LG1750 installation, and up to 280t of counterweight at once during on-site relocations.
This method not only accelerated operations but also reduced the number of truck and trailer trips, ultimately minimizing the project’s carbon footprint.
Mammoet is a privately held Dutch company specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport of large objects.