Milsearch completes Unexploded Ordnance Remediation of Yandin Wind Farm

Decmil Group Limited, on behalf of Vestas and Alinta Energy, appointed Milsearch as specialist contractor to complete the geophysical survey and remediation of potential unexploded ordnance contamination, prior to the commencement of any construction works.

Comprising 51 turbines and due for completion in 2020, Yandin Wind Farm is Western Australia’s biggest wind farm located approximately 175km north of Perth. The designated 7.5ha project area overlapped the former Cataby Artillery Range, the former Dandaragan Artillery Range and the former Yatheroo Field Artillery Range.

Due to its extensive working history in Western Australia, Milsearch is well aware of the geological nature of the area and the types of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) that might be encountered. After being awarded the project following a successful tender process, Milsearch deployed its Western Australia based survey team to conduct a 100% UXO survey and remediation of the area.

Milsearch’s Chief Operating Officer, John Halmarick, commented “Milsearch has a great deal of UXO experience in Western Australia and we are delighted to be working with Decmil Group Limited on a project as significant as Yandin Wind Farm. The renewable energy sector is a key market for Milsearch and we are also pleased to continue our relationship with Vestas, which has seen Milsearch provide UXO expertise on windfarm projects in South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.”