Jacobs wins major Australian wind farm contract

Jacobs Engineering has secured an owners engineer’s contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) for a proposed 200MW wind farm in western New South Wales.

The $450 million Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to power more than 137,000 average Australian homes.

“Jacobs has a proven history in successfully delivering all types of renewable power generation projects,” Jacobs senior vice president Patrick Hill said.

“In wind, we have completed hundreds of projects globally and we have an extensive history in this market in Australia, especially working with AGL.

“This project builds on the support we have provided AGL in the renewables market, delivering two of Australia’s largest solar power plants at Nyngan and Broken Hill.

“Jacobs will provide leading edge project management capabilities combined with our engineering skills to help AGL deliver this landmark project.”

PARF is a partnership created by Australian energy company AGL to develop, own and manage approximately 1000MW of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure assets and projects.

Construction commenced on the project in May.

When operational, the wind farm will be the largest in New South Wales, with 58 GE 3.43-130 wind turbines.