McElligotts was contracted to apply protective coatings on wind turbine structures as part of the Musselroe Wind Farm from 2013 – 2014. Our team worked with Haywards Steel Fabrication and Construction, who supplied 56 Vesta Towers for this project. This was possibly one of the largest, most intense projects we’ve completed in our 60-year history. Approximately 87,000 square metres of steel was prepared using over 70,000L of paint, comprising of a three-coat specialised protection system supplied by Hempel.
Part of this project even included expanding our own Launceston facilities to ensure we could efficiently paint these large structures to scheduled delivery times. The painting process included presence of full time 3rd party inspectors to ensure all specifications were met precisely. Each tower comprised of three sections, up to 30m in length and weighing between 47 and 60 tonnes each.
The Musselroe Wind Farm provides power to 50,000 Tasmanian homes and we’re proud to have been a part of this vital infrastructure project. Check out the video below to watch McElligott’s Director, John McElligott, discuss this project in more detail.