Projects, Queensland

LCR Group’s ship to site capabilities

LCR Group is currently involved in a complex project involving the stevedoring, storage, movement, and delivery of components to a key renewable energy project.

The project is approximately 12 months in the planning and involves relevant authorities and various stakeholders. The unloading of the first ship containing components for the wind farm started in early April.

150 containers of auxiliary equipment will be delivered and the total weight of the equipment transported will be 30,000t.

By late April, LCR Group was unloading the second ship-load of components and a total of eight ships will require unloading through to the third quarter of 2022. The components are headed for the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project, located between Dulacca and Drillham in QLD.

Renewable Energy Systems’s $450 million wind farm project was granted development approval in 2019 and should be completed in 2023. The project will include up to 43 wind turbines, battery storage, and associated infrastructure. The project will connect into the existing transmission network located adjacent to the project.

The delivery of wind turbine components will continue through to the third quarter of 2022.

The scope of works for LCR Group was comprehensive. It started with the completion of the stevedoring for all of the components through parent company Qube Holdings. The wind turbine components were transferred into various storage locations within the Port of Brisbane, utilising LCR Group’s specialised transport capabilities. 

Once inside the storage locations, LCR Group using mobile cranes and reach stackers to stockpile the components. From mid-May, LCR Group began transporting the components from port to site, which involves specialist transport and craneage on site to secure the safe arrival of the components.

The amount and weight of componentry illustrates the enormity of the task LCR Group faces.

The project includes a total of 43 wind turbine towers, which feature 12 key components per tower. Each tower weighs 659 tonnes and 516 components will be handled during the delivery process. On top of this, 150 containers of auxiliary equipment will be delivered. The total weight of the equipment transported will be 30,000t.

The specialised transport provided by LCR Group includs multi-load clip-on trailers and specialist book end assemblies. The LCR Group heavy lift team is deploying multiple large capacity crawlers and 70t capacity reach stackers to the port to assist with the handling of towers and componentry. They also utilise 350t and 500t capacity all terrains to handle everything on site

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