Ausco Modular was contracted to provide more than 30 floors to the Musselroe Wind Farm in Tasmania based on their ability to deliver the buildings immediately.
Owned by Hydro Tasmania, the Musselroe Wind Farm houses 56 wind turbines with a combined capacity to produce 168MW, which is enough to supply more than 50,000 households and abate 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
Ausco Modular was contracted to supply more than 30 floors for the development, with $150,000 worth of transport and installation services included in the project.
The project’s central facilities are located in a 40m x 20m shed, and include four 12m x 6m complexes, several multipurpose floors and canteen facilities.
Working with Hydro Tasmania, Ausco Modular developed a suitable site plan with a full range of modular buildings designed to meet strict environmental and heritage guidelines. Since the farm was located in a highly sensitive Aboriginal heritage area, it was important to minimise the impact or disturbance experienced in the area; the location of the staff accommodation was, therefore, revised to meet this requirement.
The natural habitat of a Tasmanian Devil, which was found living beneath the old concrete slabs of the shed, was also preserved by installing a special poly tunnel prior to pouring the remaining slab.
Ausco Modular was selected for the project based on the immediate availability of product, and its high level of quality and suitability.
Ausco Modular delivered the project on time, on budget and without hassles, ensuring the Hydro Tasmania team could settle in comfortably at the isolated construction site.
Image: Since the farm was located in a highly sensitive Aboriginal heritage area, it was important to minimise the impact or disturbance experienced in the area