Royal Wolf’s sound barrier solution is the latest creative use for shipping containers. Built for a Watpac Constructions project to assist with effectively buffering noise between a basketball stadium construction zone and the Werribee Quarantine Centre where horses were held prior to the Melbourne Cup racing carnival. Michael Powney, Royal Wolf Business Development Executive – Building & Construction, said Royal Wolf built a huge wall of shipping containers between the two sites to shield the prized Melbourne Cup horses from noise pollution.
“We installed 39 of our 40 foot containers to form a 139 metre long, triple-decker wall located beside the basketball stadium building site. In terms of scale and quantity of containers involved, this has been one of our biggest projects,” Mr Powney said. Transported to the site over a week and a half period, the container wall was in place for five weeks during the Melbourne Cup festival before being removed post event. Royal Wolf containers offer a practical and cost effective temporary sound barrier solution and are suitable for a wide range of activities including music events, festivals and construction sites.