Murray & Roberts Infrastructure’s Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm projects passed the 1.3 million LFTI Free man hours milestone in January 2017. This significant achievement followed on the project reaching one million LTI Free man hours in September last year.
This is no easy feat for a construction project that is being undertaken in a remote area of the Northern Cape, and where much of the labour force is taken from within 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 construction of gravel access roads to these. In addition to this, the contractor also took over the upgrading of 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.
SAFETY MILESTONE PIC 01 : Murray & Roberts Infrastructure celebrates the one million LTIF milestone achievement on its Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farm projects.
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