Goldwind Australia today announced a major project milestone with the completion of installation of all 149 wind turbines at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, located 35 kilometres west of Ballarat in Victoria.
Goldwind Australia’s managing director Mr John Titchen said this was a significant event for the 530 MW project that once operational, will power more than 425,000 Victorian homes.
“Completing the installation of wind turbines at Stockyard Hill Wind Farm marks an important milestone achieved,” Mr Titchen said.
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The Stockyard Hill Farm is a joint project between Goldwind Australia and Nebras Power, an international power investment company based in Qatar. Since construction commenced on the project in 2018, 149 wind turbines were installed, approximately 110 kilometres of access track was constructed, about 130 kilometres of underground cabling was laid, a 75 kilometre 132 kV multi-duplex powerline was installed, three on-site substations were completed, and a major terminal station near Lismore was built.
Nebras Power CEO Khalid Jolo said, “We are excited to be witnessing the realisation of our hard work and planning. Stockyard Hill is a monumental project that will be instrumental in providing sustainable energy to residences throughout the region”.
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Goldwind along with Nebras Power extended their gratitude to all of those involved in bringing the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm to this stage, including host landowners, local landowners, neighbours and community partners, as well as the contractors who worked on the project, many of whom are local Victorians.
Stockyard Hill Wind Farm currently employs a team of maintenance staff, which is expected to grow to 25 permanent maintenance staff once the wind farm is operational.
Final commissioning and project completion activities will continue into early 2021.