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Holcim supplies foundation for wind farm 


Holcim has continued its sustainability focus by supplying more than 14,000 cubic metres of concrete to the second stage of Berrybank Wind Farm in Victoria. 

The wind farm’s second stage involves the construction of 26 wind turbines, which will be safely secured using Holcim’s recycled aggregate. 

The construction materials company said projects like this were key to upholding its goals for a more sustainable construction industry. 

“Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener and smarter infrastructure around the world,” the company stated. 

The $284 million Berrybank wind farm will deliver around 109MW of power – enough for 71,000 homes. 

Developer of the wind farm, GPG Australia, recognised the importance of Holcim’s service and of utilising local suppliers.

“Concrete lays the single most important foundation for the installation of a wind turbine, and being able to utilise a local supplier such as Holcim has allowed GPG to maintain its commitment to contributing to the local economy whilst creating new jobs and retaining existing ones,” the company stated.

“GPG encourages all of our contractors to support local suppliers for all our projects, and with Holcim being one of the main local concrete suppliers, GPG anticipates that our contractors will utilise their services on future projects.”

Earlier in February, Holcim launched sponsorships with organisations in Australia and New Zealand – Greening Australia and Trees that Count, respectively – with a focus on nature-positive initiatives. 

Holcim Australia and New Zealand chief executive officer George Agriogiannis said these partnerships would be important to reach Holcim’s sustainability targets. 

“Our partnership with Trees that Count and business sponsorship of Greening Australia complement our journey towards achieving our 2050 net-zero targets,” Agriogiannis said. 

“Aligned to our 2022 Sustainability Roadmap, we are working with organisations committed to creating a more environmentally sustainable future for Australia and New Zealand,” 

“In the last year we have made considerable progress toward our 2050 targets; bringing to market our low-carbon concrete ECOPact, installing solar panels across 10 Humes plants in Australia to increase renewable energy production and supplying to large-scale sustainability projects such as the Waimea Community Dam.” 

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