On top of the Arbuckle Mountains in south-central Oklahoma sits the Arbuckle Wind Farm, a silently spinning series of fifty energy-generating wind turbines. And if you could get down into the base of those turbines, you’d find a whole lot of Dolese concrete.
Sanderfoot Wind chose Dolese to provide concrete for the wind turbine’s anchors – but getting concrete to such a remote location wasn’t easy. Every turbine required 350 cubic yards of concrete foundation. That’s about 3.5 times more concrete than you’d find in a typical home’s foundation.
Instead of hauling concrete from plants all the way to each of the fifty different worksites in mixer trucks, we decided to bring a portable batch plant to the area. Even then, getting access to each turbine’s site over virgin soil was a problem, so we hauled in about 110,000 tons of base materials to build roads to access each site.
"It's how we've done it for more than a hundred years. And how we intend to do it for a hundred more."