First Goldwind Wind Turbine Installed at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm
8 February 2019
Goldwind Australia announced today it has successfully installed the first Goldwind wind turbine at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm.
The wind turbine is the first of 149 Goldwind wind turbines to be installed at the project site, with the remainder to be installed throughout 2019.
Goldwind Project Director for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, Andrew Monahan, said the significant milestone was a collective team effort by many employees and contractors.
“Our civil and electrical contractors, logistics contractors, installation contractor and the global Goldwind team have worked together in the detailed planning stages for this milestone for around six months. It’s been a substantial team effort to ensure the first installation was carried out safely and smoothly.
“All 149 of the Goldwind wind turbines installed will be up to 180 metres in height at the blade tip. The tower for each turbine is made up of five sections and will be 110 metres in height. The three blades positioned at the top of the tower are 68.5 metres long.
“Construction at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is progressing well, and the wind turbine installations will now be ongoing. Construction is due for completion in 2020” said Andrew.
Construction of Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project commenced in June 2018. Approximately 250 staff are currently on site, with up to 300 staff expected during construction peaks. Six of the permanent maintenance staff for the project have already been engaged, with up to 25 permanent maintenance staff required once the wind farm is complete.
Once operational, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will produce clean energy to power approximately 391,000 Victorian homes.