222MW Lincoln Gap wind farm now operational

Wind turbines at Lincoln Gap Wind Farm (RATCH)
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

Singapore-based Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia is now fully operational, according to RenewablesNow.

The wind farm, which includes 10MW battery storage, was built in two stages—a 126MW stage one made up of 35 Senvion turbines and an 86MW stage two featuring 24 Vestas 3.6MW turbines.

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Nexif Energy also completed a $397 million refinancing package with a group of lenders consisting of KfW, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) and Westpac. The refinancing consolidates three existing debt facilities for the construction of the company’s Australian portfolio.

“With the construction complete of the current portfolio, our focus is now on implementing our plan to double the wind farm and 10-MW battery project from its existing 222MW to 474MW through the addition of a further 252MW of wind capacity through a planned expansion,” Nexif founder and co-chief executive Matthew Bartley said.

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“The close of the refinancing process positions Nexif Energy strongly for its next phase of expansion with its strong pipeline of South East Asian and Australian development projects,” Denham Capital managing director Saurabh Anand said.

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is backed by two long-term Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) agreements with ERM Power and an offtake deal with Snowy Hydro.

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