Innovation   |   22 days ago

Higgins and the Mill Creek Wind Farm

Higgins was the Head Civil Contractor for Meridian Energy’s 26 turbine Mill Creek Wind Farm

As head civil works contractor, Higgins was responsible for delivering across the breadth of the civil works encompassing access roading, bulk earthworks, pavement construction, trenching cabling, tower foundations, and associated drainage and structures. The programme for the 800,000m3 of earthworks with associated environmental management and full compliance) was substantially completed by November 2013. A great achievement for a winter programme.

The civil works for pavement works, trenching and cabling, and foundation construction works progressed over three separable portions for the 26 turbine base and were all delivered on time. The works included 20km of roading, 12km of cabling, 10,000m3 of concrete and 1,300 tonnes of steel for the foundations.

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