Vestas wins supply contract for Lal Lal wind farm

Vestas has received an order for the 228MW Lal Lal Wind Farm, located in Victoria.

Construction has already started on the 60-turbine wind farm, which is owned by a partnership comprising InfraRed Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital and Northleaf Capital.

Vestas will supply, commission and service the V136-3.6MW turbines, delivered in 3.8MW power optimised mode and a hub height of 93 meters, as well as source towers locally to generate renewable jobs in Victoria.

The project is expected to create approximately 160 local jobs in Victoria during construction and operations.

The Lal Lal Wind Farm is the first project Vestas has worked on with the project partners in Australia.

“Macquarie Capital has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector globally and assisting them and their partners in this Australian project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop solutions that meet our customers’ different needs,” Vestas Asia Pacific president Clive Turton said.

“In such a competitive and dynamic market, we must continue to provide our expertise across the entire value chain to achieve the lowest cost of energy.”

Vestas will source 80 tower sections for the project from Victorian-based renewable energy components producer, Keppel Prince Engineering.

“Through Keppel Prince, Vestas will source towers from a Victorian company, underlining our commitment to supporting local job creation, the government’s ambitious renewable target, and Australia’s clean energy future,” Mr Turton said.

The project will also feature Australia’s first radar-activated aviation lights, InteliLight.

Optimised specifically for wind power plant application, InteliLight delivers reliable activation of the aviation lights when needed, while avoiding unnecessary continuous lighting.

Turbine delivery is expected to commence by the end of the year, while commissioning is expected by third quarter of 2019.