Zinfra has been awarded a construction contract to build the connection assets on behalf of AusNet Services as part of the construction of the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm.
The 530MW wind farm, located 45km south of Ballarat, Victoria, will be the largest wind farm in the country with 149 Goldwind advanced technology turbines.
Once completed, it is expected to provide electricity for 391,000 Victorian homes.
Goldwind will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the project and the warranty, operations and maintenance services once the project is operational.
In May, Goldwind and AusNet Services signed the connection agreement for construction of connection assets for the project.
Zinfra’s scope of works for this contract includes the complete construction of 70km of 132kV transmission line connecting the three wind farm collector substations to the greenfield terminal station at Haunted Gully.
It also involves procurement for all the materials associated with the 132kV transmission line; construction of the 500kV/132kV Haunted Gully terminal station including all civil, structural and electrical works; and construction of the interface works and cutover to re-align the existing 500kV transmission line (the main connection between Victoria and South Australia) and connect the Haunted Gully Terminal Station.
Zinfra has been working closely and collaboratively with AusNet Services to secure this project since 2013.
“We are thrilled to be working on this significant project for AusNet Services, leveraging our core capability in the power sector, into the renewables sector,” Zinfra general manager projects Paul Birighitti said.
Construction commenced on the project in May.