Site Access Construction Works Start at Cattle Hill Wind Farm

27 March 2018

This week, site access construction works have started on site for the Cattle Hill Wind Farm, located in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

“Goldwind Australia is pleased to have engaged Hazell Brothers for the site access construction work. Hazell Brothers has extensive experience in delivering large-scale infrastructure projects in Tasmania.” Said John Titchen, Managing Director for Goldwind Australia.

“The full civil and electrical works for the wind farm is currently at a late stage in the tendering phase and we look forward to announcing the award once this process is concluded.” Said John.

Cattle Hill Wind Farm will consist of 48 Goldwind wind turbines. The project is anticipated to create up to 150 jobs during the construction period and up to 10 permanent maintenance staff when fully operational. Construction is targeted to be complete by the end of 2019.

The Cattle Hill Wind Farm Local Business Participation Program is a key initiative to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to participate in the project.

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. Goldwind has a connection agreement with TasNetworks to connect to the transmission network at the Waddamanna Substation.