The CICA Technical Committee explains recent changes to wind load calculations.
Works have begun on Victoria’s $560 million Dundonnell Wind Farm, which will create around 200 construction jobs and generate enough clean energy to power 245,000 homes. Read more
Works have begun on a $450 million renewable energy project in south-west Queensland, which is set to create up to 400 jobs during construction and 35 on-going jobs.
Wind power company Goldwind Australia has appointed a crane company to undertake a $13 to 16 million lifting, mechanical and electrical installation of 48 wind turbine generators (WTG) in Tasmania. Read more
Although it can’t be seen directly, wind can have a massive effect on the safe operation of cranes. In this article, we will look at some issues relating to cranes and wind, writes Stuart Edwards.
Permissible wind speed
The safe wind speed to operate a crane can be subject to much conjecture and discussion, especially when there is undue “pressure” to complete a job. However, determining a safe wind speed can be broken down to three simple things. Read more
Boom Logistics – supplier of integrated lifting solutions for Australian industry – has spent the last few years transforming its business to be more cost effective and flexible to meet customer demands, while also making significant inroads to becoming a major player in the country’s booming wind farm sector, writes Jan Arreza.