Equipment delivery has started along with a final trial transporting oversize overmass (OSOM) loads from Gladstone Port to the Clarke Creek Wind Farm project site.

Written by Squadron Energy |

Clarke Creek Wind Farm Stage 1 is under construction, 150 km north-west of Rockhampton and 150km south of Mackay on the land of the Barada Kabalbara Yetimarala (BKY) peoples. The 450MW wind farm includes 100 wind turbines.

Clarke Creek Wind Farm has started transporting oversize overmass (OSOM) loads from Gladstone Port to the project site, including a final trial run of turbine tower transportation.

The first delivery load will consist of a 270-tonne Main Step-up Transformer for the Central Substation and will travel from 11pm Friday 18 August to 10am Sunday 20 August.

The trial loads will consist of a turbine tower section and will travel on Thursday 24 August 2023 between 8pm and 11pm.

Oversize loads travel with a Queensland Police Service escort.

Up to date information about transport movements for residents and visitors can be accessed by:

Once all approvals from the turbine trials are in place, the OSOM transportation will take place overnight with police escorts, running up to six nights per week between 22:30 and 07:00, with later starts on Saturday evenings.

The following routes are used under current plans:

  • Gladstone Port Access Road
  • Gladstone–Mt Larcom Road (including Hanson Road)
  • Dawson Highway (Gladstone–Calliope)
  • Bruce Highway (Calliope–Rockhampton–Marlborough)
  • Marlborough–Sarina Road
  • various local government roads in the Gladstone area.


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