Murray & Roberts Infrastructure’s Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm projects passed the 1.3 million LTI Free man hours milestone in January 2017, significantly up from 1 million LTI Free man hours in September 2016.
This is no easy feat for a project in a remote area of the Northern Cape, and where much of the labour force comes from the local community.
Situated in the Hantam Municipality in the Northern Cape, when completed each of these wind farms will feed 563,500 MWh of clean renewable energy into the national grid each year. Each wind farm will comprise sixty one 99-metre-high turbines.
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure is responsible for the construction of all 122 wind turbine generator foundations and the adjoining hard stands as well the gravel access roads. In addition, the contractor also took over upgrading the Granaatsboskolk Road which allows access from the main road to the sites, some 60 km away.
Stephan Venter, project manager for Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, says reaching such a significant safety milestone is testament to what can be achieved through thorough planning and training.
“We have a focus on skills development and ongoing training for our workforce, and this includes competency as well as safety training. Safe work is paramount to the success of any project, and we are very pleased with this achievement,” Venter says.
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