Goldwind project to progress towards construction

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Goldwind Australia has announced it has made another step forward towards construction of its 150MW Moorabool North Wind Farm in Victoria.

The project is the northern section of the 321MW Moorabool Wind Farm and will comprise of up to 50 Goldwind advanced technology turbines.

Goldwind Australia will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the project and the warranty, operations and maintenance services once operational.

“Preliminary work, including work on the transmission line and widening and upgrading several intersections close to the wind farm area will start shortly,” Goldwind Australia managing director John Titchen said.

John said the $370 million project would provide significant benefits for the local area.

“Last year, Goldwind launched the Local Business Participation Program for the project,” John said.

“This 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.

“The project is expected to create up to 150 jobs during construction peaks on site and employ up to 10 permanent maintenance staff when fully operational.”

Goldwind community engagement officer Helen Kennedy said engaging with the local community had been a key focus.

“Goldwind Australia is committed to proactive information sharing and long-term involvement in the Moorabool Shire community,” she said.

“We are actively working to ensure that the benefits of the wind farm are shared throughout the community.”

Once operational the wind farm will power approximately 200,000 average Victorian homes each year.