Qube launches renewables business unit

Transport and logistics company, Qube, has established Qube Renewables with wholly-owned entity, LCR Group, to provide services to companies investing in the construction and maintenance of hybrid renewable technologies.

Qube Renewables is reported to combine Qube's expertise with stevedoring, logistics and renewable solar handling with LCR Group's specialisation in crane and lift hire, heavy haulage and wind farm component logistics.

The LCR Group renewable service, according to Qube, includes liaising with manufacturers, contractual negotiations, crane hire, heavy haulage, erection, post-project agreements, maintenance, and storage.

“Qube Renewables, as part of the entire Qube network, has the distinct ability to manage inventory, vessel charter, global freight forwarding and customs clearance,” Qube said in a statement. “Stevedoring, break-bulk and container handling, as well as warehousing, distribution, and storage.”

Qube Renewables claims to be the only Australia-based logistics provider that can deliver fully integrated hybrid renewable solutions.

The Qube Renewables Team, through LCR Group, coordinated and managed the logistics handling of all aspects of AGL's Coopers Gap Wind Farm project from cargo arrival, port operations, lifting services at port and site, plus delivered 1,230 over-dimensional loads of components via LCR's heavy haulage services.

The Farm is located 250km north-west of Brisbane and at time of completion became Australia's largest capacity wind farm with the capacity to power up to 264,000 average Australian homes.

“To make the transport of each turbine component possible, each component travelled more than 300 kilometres and moving each of these components, primarily throughout the night along some of Queensland's major roads,” Qube said. “The project is estimated to have an investment in excess of $850 million and boasts 123 turbines, making the Coopers Gap Wind Farm one of the largest wind farms in Australia.”

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