Darley Woodlands is located at Denman NSW. Darley is HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's global breeding operation.
HydroPlan were engaged to prepare detailed designs, tender documentation and project management of a new irrigation system for 100 hectares of pastures grazing paddocks and holding yards for a thoroughbred horse breeding facility. The system also provides irrigation water to an existing 80 hectare irrigated area.
The pumping plant consisted of four separate systems with a total duty of 400 litres per second consisting of:
- Two submersible river lift pump stations each with a duty of 400 L/s supplying a 150 kL balance tank
- A water transfer pump station with a duty of 180 L/s to supply an existing irrigation pump station located approximately 1 km from the river site
- An irrigation pump station with a duty of 210 L/s supplying pressure boosting for up to 13 high pressure travelling irrigators
- A stock and domestic water supply with a duty of 10 L/s.
The pumping plant is operated by a PLC control package that links and monitors the pumping network.