Tasmanian company awarded $8 million contract to manufacture tower components for Cattle Hill Wind Farm
18 February 2019
Goldwind announced today it has appointed Crisp Bros. & Haywards (Haywards) for a major tower supply contract for Cattle Hill Wind Farm.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Haywards for the local production of tower components. Twenty per cent of the tower components required for the 48 Goldwind turbines at Cattle Hill Wind Farm will be manufactured locally in Tasmania by the Haywards team in Launceston. This amount suits Haywards’s current capacity.
“The Haywards team joins a number of Tasmanian project partners that are working to make the construction of the wind farm possible. This includes Hobart based company, Hazell Bros – undertaking the full civil and electrical works for the project – and Launceston based company, Gradco currently undertaking over $10 million of road upgrades to existing roads within the Central Highlands region.
“Alongside our major project partners are many local subcontractors and suppliers that are critical to the construction of the project.’ commented John Titchen, Managing Director of Goldwind Australia.
Haywards Managing Director, Steve Edmunds commended Goldwind’s ongoing commitment to engage local industry for the construction of the wind farm.
“Goldwind continues to proactively support local jobs in Tasmania.
“As well as manufacturing tower components for the project, Haywards has been engaged by Hazell Bros for a $4 million contract to assist with the production of tower foundations for 48 Goldwind turbines.
“To support our delivery of these contracts, Haywards has engaged several Tasmanian businesses, including Liberty One Steel, McElligotts, GMS Services, and other suppliers of materials and consumables.” commented Steve.
Construction of Cattle Hill Wind Farm commenced mid-2018, with the project to be fully operational in late 2019. Approximately 120 staff are currently working on site, with up to 150 expected during construction peaks on site. Six of the permanent maintenance staff for the project have already been engaged, with up to 10 permanent maintenance staff required once the wind farm is complete.
Once operational, Cattle Hill Wind Farm will produce clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes.