The ability of MCE to deliver projects safely, on schedule and on budget to the highest possible quality standard can be attributed to our highly skilled engineering and technical staff along with an experienced and proactive management team. MCE recognize that construction is a unique environment as no single project is the same as another and that diversity breeds innovation and innovative problem solving at every level. Our Civil Engineering division specializes in Windfarm projects which may include all or a number of the following areas;
1. Project Management
MCE possess highly capable and experienced staff who can plan, organize, monitor and control all site activities to ensure a successful project completion. In addition to completing detailed surveys, site investigations and design MCE carry out day to day activities which include;
Ordering and programming of deliveries
Efficient control of onsite activities
Quality control of all site work and documentation
Programming of site works
2. Construction of New Site Access Roads and the Upgrade of the Public Roadway
MCE have the expertise and plant to construct site access roads in all types of conditions from floating roads in deep bogs to access roads along steep mountain ranges. These have to be hard-wearing and resilient to withstand severe weather conditions aswell as being capable to withstand the passing of 500T to 1,000T cranes used to erect the turbines. In addition to this MCE must ensure that the roads are constructed so that the abnormal loads carrying the turbines can access and navigate the site.
3. Construction of Substation Building
The windfarm substations are an integral part of the efficient running of a windfarm and have to be designed and constructed to the highest quality standards.
4. Construction of Turbine Foundations
MCE built up a strong relationship with leading turbine suppliers Enercon and Vestas and deliver the foundations to the strictest specification. We Ensure that the highest quality possible is achieved as otherwise costly and time consuming repair work may have to be completed. MCE have completed turbine foundations within the following parameters;
Reinforcement from 20 – 50 Tonnes
Basket, Can or Bolts cast into the foundation to connect to the tower
Mass concrete from 200 – 500m3
5. Construction of Crane Hardstandings
The crane hardstands have to be capable of supporting cranes upto 1,000 tonnes and large enough for a tail crane to also work in the hardstand when lifting tower sections in unison. They must also accommodate the storage of plant and machinery in a safe and efficient manner. MCE have vast experience in constructing hardstands to these specifications as shown in the photo’s above.
6. Construction of Required Cable Trenching
MCE have the experience of providing cable trenching in difficult ground conditions, crossing waterways and roads on various windfarms and public roadways. MCE consider high quality cable trenching as extremely important so that the power generated by the turbines is efficiently and economically delivered to the grid system. Some of the cable trenching which MCE have carried out is shown above.