Construction to start for Cattle Hill Wind Farm
21 May 2018
Goldwind, alongside Power China Resource Limited (PCR), a subsidiary of POWERCHINA Ltd, today announced construction will commence for the Cattle Hill Wind Farm, located in Central Tasmania.
Vice President, Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd, Mr Li, said PCR is pleased to be partnering with Goldwind to deliver the Cattle Hill Wind Farm project.
‘We look forward to working with Goldwind and key project partners to successfully construct and operate the wind farm.’ Mr Li said.
Tasmanian civil construction company, Hazell Brothers, will be one of the key partners for the project during the construction period.
“Hazell Brothers recently successfully completed the site access works for the project. The agreement signed today allows Hazell Brothers to commence early works for the project and acknowledges them as the preferred contractor for the full civil and electrical works for the wind farm.” Said Mr John Titchen, Managing Director of Goldwind Australia.
“Hazell Brothers has extensive experience in delivering large-scale infrastructure projects in Tasmania.” Said Mr Titchen.
TasNetworks will now commence all works required to connect the wind farm to the Tasmanian grid. Once operational, the project will provide clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes each year.
The project will establish a community fund, donating $120,000 into the local community each year. An example of this is the recent major sponsorship of the World Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Tasmania in 2019.
Last year, Goldwind and Aurora Energy announced a long-term partnership for the purchase of Tasmanian generated renewable energy certificates produced by the wind farm, assisting Aurora Energy to meet its obligations under national renewable energy legislation.