Evening Seminar on Salkhit Windfarm – construction of Mongolia’s first windfarm, Hong Kong

19 July, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:30

a look into Mogolia
a look into Mogolia's first windfarm.

About this event

Mongolia is a fascinating country and this presentation will touch on some of the challenges faced when constructing the Salkhit Windfarm in this unique environment.

Salkhit was Mongolia's first and so far only wind farm, a 50MW facility comprising 31 turbines for which Leighton was responsible for design, procurement, local & international logistics, construction, commissioning, and connection to the central grid. The project was privately financed by two international development banks, a local development company, and the turbine supplier.

Key challenges faced were the extreme local conditions, concreting at -20°C or below and erecting turbines at the limit of the crane's allowable temperature range, availability of equipment and materials on the local market and the logistics required to source from abroad, connecting new construction into an old network as the first private power agreement to be connected to the central grid, and design and construction to international standards where local design practice is often not compatible.

Priority will be given to ICE members, on a first-come-first served basis.


Biography of Peter Frazer – Construction Manager Leighton Asia

Peter Frazer is a construction manager with Leighton Asia and has spent 11 years working in Australia, Hong Kong, and Mongolia. Starting on the Burnett River Dam in Queensland, he moved on through mine infrastructure in Karratha, Melbourne Deer Park Bypass, Queensland Jilalan Rail Upgrade, and the Melbourne Peninsula Link Freeway.

Most recently he was Project Manager for the completion of the Salkhit Wind Farm Project in Mongolia and is currently construction manager for a section of West Kowloon Terminus top-down construction works.