Due for completion by mid-2020, Powerlines Plus are building some of Western Australia’s biggest Wind Farm Infrastructure.
The Yandin Wind Farm will be located near the town of Dandaragan, approx. 175km north of Perth. Compromising of 51 4.2MW Turbines, the project is expected to cost an estimated $400 million. The Wind Farm will connect to Western Power’s 330kV Electricity Network via a new 10km Transmission Line and Terminal Station which Powerlines Plus has been tasked to design and construct.
The Transmission Line which is 10km long had to traverse over several landowners, including the Iluka Mineral Sand Mine. Powerlines Plus designed the route in a such a way to minimise the impact to the mine to ensure the ore bodies were avoided. Black Cockatoo’s were also prevalent in the area and through careful survey’s Powerlines Plus ensures there was no impact on the bird.
The works comprise the following stages;
- Design & Procurement Stage
- Clearing, Surveying and Setting-Out Stage
- Foundation Construction Stage
- Pole and Tower Erection Stage
- Stringing and Cut-In Stage
- Commissioning and Handover Stage
PLP are currently in the ‘Stringing and Cut-In Stage’ with recent successful completion of the 132kV Transmission Line Bypass Cut-In from the Midwest Dual Circuit Transmission Line.