Goldwind Australia has announced two significant milestones at Moorabool Wind Farm, located approximately 25 kilometres south-east of Ballarat in Victoria.
The 312 MW 104-wind turbine project–one of the largest wind farms in Victoria–is separated into two sections: North and South.
Construction has now completed on the 50-turbine Moorabool North section, and the commissioning phase of turbines is scheduled to commence shortly that will see the wind farm connected to the Victorian electricity grid.
The 54-turbine Moorabool South section has also recently seen the first wind turbine erected.
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Goldwind Australia managing director John Titchen said these milestones were a significant step towards more reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy for Victorians as well as providing local and regional economic and employment opportunities.
“The completion of construction at Moorabool North and the first turbine erected at Moorabool South marks the next step forward in this important Victorian project,” he said.
“The commencement of wind turbine installations at Moorabool South provides another wave of local and regional economic and employment opportunities including up to 150 jobs during peak construction periods.
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“When operational, Moorabool Wind Farm will see the direct employment of up to 20 permanent full-time maintenance roles.”
Once operational, the Moorabool Wind Farm will produce enough clean, emission-free energy to power approximately 203,500 Victorian homes.
Installation of turbines at Moorabool South is scheduled for completion later this year.