Project Profiles

Challicum Hill Wind Farm Ararat
Victoria 2003

Client: Alstom Australia

Challicium Hill

Daly’s Constructions completed this project for Alstom Australia in Ararat, Victoria. The project required open trenching for approximately 14km, predominantly through rock.

A HV cable, fibre optic and earth cable were direct buried, linking individual turbines to the main switch room. Cables were bedded in sand and protected with cover slabs and marker tape. Our cable jointers performed all HV indoor terminations and straight joints.

The cable route consisted of extremely steep and rocky terrain. This necessitated modifications to our tractor/HV jinker combination to enable controlled flaking of cable into trenches.

Cable installation was performed simultaneously with turbine foundation construction and erection. Detailed planning was required to ensure uninterrupted access for associated construction works.