Renaico and Los Buenos AiresLast edited: 02-09-2017
- Both wind farms were placed in Mapuche territory, native Araucanians.
- Accesses to the wind farms were complicated.
- There was an floofing area in Los Buenos Aires, that made the fundations works very hard.
- Expediting procedures of the customer and some deadlines in the equipment deliveries made the schedule compliance difficult.
- Three new subcontractors have been hired to work at the substation. More experienced companies were overflow, due to the high demand of the market.
- Crane movements between platforms needed to be done with partial or total crane dismantling.
- GES worked together with the community. Sand and gravel were bought at the local quarry and a mapuche women cooperative was created for the services at the dining room.
- It was necessary to build two bridges to access the site.
- Water was pumped 24 hours a day to make the fundation works possible at the flooding area.
- Equipment deadlines have been renegotiated with suppliers and air transport was used to shorten deadlines.
- A very strenght coordination was necessary to work with subconstructure to ensure the quality of the work.
- Road survey were continously done, always trying to reduce the number of hours for the crane movements.
Succesfully completion of the wind farm without accidents and with satisfactory quality standards.