KOMBI® Access Stairs and Platforms - Quick and easy install with pre-assembled systems
SMARTER - EASIER - FASTER
Suntop Solar Farm, Wellington NSW
Bouygues Construction Australia
KOMBI Modular Platform Systems
The Suntop Solar Farm project, located near Wellington south of Dubbo, will generate approximately 396GW of energy throughout the year which is enough energy to meet the needs of over 65,000 homes.
Fitted with innovative single-axis tracking, the panels can follow the sun’s movement east to west each day. The solar farm will also provide a valuable boost to the local economy, as during peak activity up to 400 workers will be required to maintain its operation.
The raised delivery stations within the solar farm had no access or working platforms/surfaces to allow personnel to conduct maintenance operations. This was impairing the company’s ability to provide a safe and user-friendly working environment, a requirement of high importance to any employer.
The facility needed the provision of a platform system that could be easily unloaded, ideally without the use of cranes or heavy lifting equipment, and one which enabled installation by hand. As with most remote locations, specialist trades, tools and equipment can often be difficult and expensive to bring to site.
Additionally, all systems had to be compliant and engineered to meet stringent Australian Standard criteria.
Bouygues Construction Australia had previously worked together with SAYFA on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project so they were confident that we could offer a practical solution for their client, Suntop Solar Farm.
Conceptual platform designs were originally provided to Bouygues using our KOMBI BUILDA configurator. This online program allows real time creation and produces drawings, parts lists, indicative pricing and 3D designs which let the client visualise the systems being installed.
As part of the KOMBI BUILDA’s parameters, all designs that are created from the configurator are compliant to Australian and New Zealand Standards AS 1657 and AS/NZS 1170.
If further engineering is required to cater for requirements such as specific weight or wind loads, SAYFA’s Engineering Team can assist with incorporating these custom specifications into the designs.
Initial Concept – draft drawings created in the KOMBI BUILDA.
Once feedback and comments were received, SAYFA’s Design Team produced detailed design drawings which were signed off by Bouygues before commencement of manufacture.
Final Design - detailed drawings provided by SAYFA’s in-house Design Team for manufacture.
The KOMBI Platforms were pre-assembled by SAYFA’s Production Team at our Boronia facility and then delivered to site in modules. This ensured a quicker and easier install for the project. However, KOMBI components can also be delivered as flat packs to reduce transportation costs or if the delivery location has constraints such as lift access only or limited available space.
As the installation was taking place in country NSW, consideration had to be made to enable minimal site preparation for the platforms.
“The KOMBI Platforms feature proprietary adjustable legs so the Bouygues Team could modify the height and angle on-site to suit varying ground level conditions. It was then very quickly bolted together, saving both time and money.” Jeremy Parker, SAYFA Corporate Business Manager, stated.
“This resulted in a fast, effective and compliant install which in turn made for a VERY happy KOMBI client.”
Advantages of KOMBI® Aluminium Stair and Platform Systems?
Manufactured in Australia, KOMBI Systems are constructed of lightweight aluminium and are designed to Australian and New Zealand Standards AS 1657 and AS/NZS 1170.
Last minute changes to site conditions or structures are no problem due to the innovative KOMBI T-Bolt which allows height and angle adjustments to suit any variation.
The KOMBI T-Bolt – unlocking the key to modularity!
The construction of KOMBI, in lightweight aluminium, enables personnel to easily carry and manhandle the components within maximum handling guidelines.
With installation at the forefront of KOMBI Stair and Platform design, read our article, Be Safety Smart to find out more about how we are mitigating the risks of injury to your workforce.
Steel access systems have been considered the go-to material of construction for many years. Whilst there can be minor cost savings when choosing to manufacture systems out of steel, aluminium provides many advantages. Read our detailed comparison of Aluminium vs Steel to learn why we choose aluminium for our systems.
Proudly Australian owned and manufactured, when lightweight, easy to install systems are required KOMBI Aluminium Modular Stair and Platforms provide the answer.
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