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Westwind Wind Farm

Meridian Energy’s Project Westwind saw the construction of 62 wind turbines at Terawhiti Station and Makara Farm west of Wellington.

Project Overview

The West Wind project is the third Wind Farm project successfully undertaken by the Higgins Projects team.  Wind Farms civil construction involves a unique set of environmental challenges.  The harsh and isolated location of Project Westwind was no different.  The success of the project shows the strength of the Higgins specialist knowledge and the commitment and 'can do' attitude of the Higgins teams involved.

Higgins Role

Head Civil Works Contractor. Early Contractor involvement to develop the overall civil works. Responsible for Environmental, Health & Safety, Traffic and Stakeholder Management. The scope of the works included bulk earthworks, road construction, turbine foundation construction, substation & transmission line construction, underground grid cable installation.