Crowlands wind farm project close to construction

Image: Pacific Hydro's Codrington wind farm.

Construction of Pacific Hydro’s Crowlands wind farm project is rapidly moving to an advanced stage, with tendering for turbine supply and balance of plant to begin within weeks.

Earlier this year, Pacific Hydro was acquired by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and a detailed review of the development pipeline is now drawing to a close.

“The review process is coming to an end and strong endorsement from our new owners suggests that Crowlands will be the next cab off the rank, following commencement of construction at Yaloak South last month,” Pacific Hydro CEO Mike Fuge said.

A number of activities will be undertaken over the coming months in advance of major site mobilisation, including re-engagement with the community, final surveys and assessments.

Negotiations with network connection partners are underway and calls for tenders for turbine supply, balance of plant, and other works are expected to follow in the next few weeks.

Crowlands Wind Farm Project was granted planning approval in August 2010 after a long period of consultation with the local community.

The project will produce enough clean energy to supply the power needs of over 50,000 Victorian homes.