Construction to start at Goldwind’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm
23 May 2018
The development and management plans for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm have now been endorsed by the Victorian Government. On-site construction work for the 530 megawatt (MW) project will now commence.
Goldwind Australia’s Managing Director, Mr John Titchen, said receiving the endorsed development and management plans is a key project milestone.
“On site construction for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will now start. We look forward to continuing to work with the Victorian Government, local councils, the local community and other key partners to construct Australia’s largest wind farm.” Mr Titchen said.
The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will comprise of 149 Goldwind advanced technology turbines. Goldwind Australia will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction services to the project and the Warranty, Operations and Maintenance services once the project is operational. Goldwind Australia has appointed a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and WBHO as the Balance of Plant contractor for the project.
The project has a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Origin Energy. Origin Energy will buy all the power generated by the wind farm and the associated renewable energy certificates until 2030.
Recently, Goldwind and AusNet Services signed the connection agreement for construction of connection assets for the project. The connection agreement, which was also signed by the Australian Energy Market Operator, set out the terms and conditions for the wind farm to connect to Victoria’s transmission network.
The project is expected to create up to 300 jobs during construction peaks on site and employ up to 25 permanent maintenance staff once the wind farm is complete.
Once operational, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will produce clean energy to power approximately 391,000 Victorian homes.