The Turitea Wind Farm is located in the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North, in the Manawatu -Whanganui region. When completed, the Turitea Wind Farm will be the largest in New Zealand and is believed to be in the top 5% of wind generation sites worldwide. GRIT was engaged to peer review the engineering and design of the Coresteel Buildings structure for Mercury Energy’s Operations and Maintenance building.
This was not a typical peer review and resulted in carrying out a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the portal knee connections in the buildings due to the very high wind loads.
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