Vermeer Solar Pile Driver Hits Pay Dirt in Barcaldine

Vermeer Solar Pile Driver Hits Pay Dirt in Barcaldine

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With a target of over 100 piles per day and strict accuracy requirements, initial scepticism turned to delight when a contractor trialled a new pile driver at Central West Queensland’s Barcaldine solar farm and was able to double the quota and finish the job six weeks early.

Civil and Allied Technical Construction (CATCON) had previously experienced issues with speed, accuracy, and damage to piles due to inefficient piling equipment at the Moree Solar Farm in northern New South Wales. To solve these problems at the Barcaldine solar farm, they chose Vermeer’s PD10 Laser-Guided Solar Pile Driver for the project.

11,000 PILES IN 90 DAYS

The Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm is a 25MW photovoltaic solar project owned by Elecnor Australia.

The project has been designed using single axis tracking technology which allows the solar panels to tilt, move and follow the sun as it crosses the sky for maximum accumulation of clean renewable power.

Read the full article from the may 2017 edition of Utility Magazine here (PDF, 18mb)