Gordon McKay subsidiary Frontline Electrical deliver wind farm program
A Frontline Electrical team is continuing to provide electrical and mechanical maintenance support to Goldwind Australia’s Cattle Hill Wind Farm Project in Tasmania.
Goldwind engaged the Gordon McKay subsidiary at the start of the year to perform the electrical and mechanical installation (including commissioning) of 22 GW140/3MW Wind Turbines at the Central Highlands facility.
Due to the remoteness of the site and the short time frame for completion, workers performed a 13-day, accommodation on-site roster to ensure the project was completed on time.
Frontline employees worked throughout the winter at this remote, high elevation location and experienced days of wind, rain, snow and sub zero temperatures with a record -16C recorded at the Liawenee weather station adjacent to this site.
The total installation took 20,000 man hours to complete and utilised 30 technician on site.
Frontline Electrical team at Cattle Hill Wind Farm
Safety and Fatigue Management was a major consideration and this project was completed with zero LTI, MTIs for the total duration on site.
Frontline Electrical were awarded “National Contractor of the Week” by Goldwind Australia, for eight consecutive weeks, out of all Goldwind’s contractors nationally, due to “their outstanding performance in regard to safety, productivity and performance on site,” Cassius Ellis, Installation Supervisor for Goldwind Australia, said.
Once the installation and commissioning was completed, Goldwind retained Frontline Electrical to assist with the 500-hour, six-monthly and 12-monthly electrical and mechanical maintenance program which has seen a continuation of five employees on this site.
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