First turbine foundation pour for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm – further progress for Goldwind in Australia
‘Goldwind Australia is very pleased to have achieved the first wind turbine foundation pour at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm. We have significant ongoing plans in Australia, Goldwind also has the Moorabool Wind Farm in Victoria and Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania under construction. Further projects are planned, including the Coppabella Wind Farm in NSW.’ said John Titchen, Managing Director for Goldwind Australia.
The first concrete pour for a wind turbine foundation was completed for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm yesterday. This is the first of 149 wind turbine foundations to be poured on the wind farm site, prior to the installation of 149 Goldwind advanced technology wind turbine generators.
Construction for the project is progressing smoothly with access tracks now constructed to over 15 wind turbine locations and five foundations now prepared for their first concrete pour.
Goldwind Project Director for the wind farm, Andrew Monahan, said ‘With the first foundation poured in the south of the project and winter now behind us, we will continue with the remaining 148 foundations over coming months. The project continues to progress on other fronts with blades and other large infrastructure due to start arriving on site in October.
We would like to thank the local community for their ongoing support of the project. The project team aims to continue to keep local disruption from construction to a minimum. We provide regular updates outlining the construction progress and encourage interested community members to drop into the project information centre in Beaufort if they have any questions.’ said Andrew.
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.