The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is a combined wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) farm located approximately 8 km south-east of Port Augusta in South Australia. It occupies approximately 5,400 hectares of land running from Port Paterson in the north, to Winninowie in the south and spanning the A1 Augusta Highway.
The PAREP is being developed by Iberdrola Renewables Australia (Iberdrola) in partnership with DP Energy Australia and comprises of 50 wind turbines and 250,000 solar modules together with associated infrastructure, to produce a total installed capacity of up to 320 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy.
CATCON was contracted to construct the BoP civil works for the Wind Farm which included; earthworks, roadworks, WTG foundations and WTG grouting. Ground conditions and weather constraints proved to be a challenge for the project team. However, CATCON was able to deliver the BoP project elements according to schedule as not to delay WTG component delivery or installation/erection.
Facts & Figures:
- 28,000m3 of structural concrete
- 3,000me concrete blinding
- 3,500tn reinforcement
- 180,000tn WTG base excavations
- 44km of unsealed access road construction
- 300tn of WTG grout installation