Te Uku Windfarm
Cabling and trenching Number of turbines Turbine capacity Blade length Tower height
22,935m 28 2.3MW 49m 80m

The project at Te Uku Wind farm was a massive one, and it has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in July this year.

We trenched and cabled 22,935 metres of 2 fibre optic cables. The job was no easy project – with the hill country terrain being expectingly steep.

While working away on the site, the wind farm had also faced severe rainstorms making the overall project more challenging than expected. Moreover, the terrain would occasionally consist of volcanic boulders the size of cars!

We love a good challenge.

On top of the trenching and cabling, we also installed 230 water stops, 4,000m of 100mm subsoil drain, 28 transformer bases and turbine entries, as well as the completion of 300 density tests.

Overall, we were happy to see the project working well over the past decade – and would love to tackle the steep slopes in the future.

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