Media Release 20 September 2017 Construction of the Mount Emerald Wind Farm has reached another major milestone with the first shipment of project freight arriving in Cairns today. The vessel Oldendorff Erna arrived at the Port carrying tower sections for Ratch Australia Corporation’s $360 million project. Over the life of the project’s construction, six cargo…Details
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Media Release 14 August 2017 Construction at the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Mareeba reached an important milestone last week when the first of 53 turbine foundations was put in place. The 800-tonne foundation which is buried to ground level provides an immovable anchor for each turbine and consists of a 50-tonne reinforced…Details
- Bulk earthworks at Powerlink substation bench now complete. Placement of final capping layer remains. Crushing of cap delayed due to Quoll in rack stockpile.
- Site Access Road. Road up the hill is now open to be used for access.
RATCH Australia Corporation has set up a Community Consultation Committee for Mt Emerald Wind Farm to promote local feedback and ensure the project’s long term success. RATCH formed the 10-member committee in September after receiving 20 applications. It comprises local Independent Chair, Professor Steve Turton and Project Secretariat and eight community representatives. Cairns based RATCH…Details
Local procurement has commenced, with: • Koppens and Mareeba Crane Hire constructing the concrete culvert to protect the irrigation channel during December 2016. • A new vehicle purchased from Mareeba Toyota, January 2017 • Contracting of the MBarBarrum Aboriginal Corporation to undertake Cultural Heritage surveys and assist with environmental surveys during the entire construction period.…
Project and Compliance Updates
Early works commenced February 14th on the transport depot laydown area at the base of the site. All pre-start UXO, Cultural Heritage and Environmental surveys have been conducted to verify the site is ‘ready to go’. Flagging of works area has occurred to limit the extent of clearing, in preparation for pad establishment. Letters of…