Zenviron secures second contract for Moorabool Wind Farm in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 4 Oct 2018 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Australia-based full-service balance-of-plant specialist Zenviron has secured a second contract from Goldwind Australia for the southern section of the Moorabool Wind Farm in regional Victoria, taking Zenviron’s total contract works on this project to A$130m ($92.1m).

Goldwind Australia, the owner of the Moorabool Wind Farm, awarded the northern section balance-of-plant works to Zenviron in April 2018.

With the award of the second contract, Zenviron will deliver both the northern and southern sections.

The project consists of 107 approved wind turbines located approximately 25km south east of Ballarat. The facility will produce 321MW, approximately 1,000,000MWh of electricity annually, which will power 200,000 average Victorian homes every year, representing 9% of Victorian homes.

The project comprises North and South sections. The Northern Section comprises 50 turbines and the Southern Section consists of 57 turbines. All turbines proposed are 171m to the tip of the blade.

Construction began in July 2018 and the wind farm is expected to commence operation in late 2019.

Work on the Southern Section began in September 2018 and is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Zenviron general manager Carl Keating said that the second package of work with Goldwind Australia demonstrates confidence in Zenviron���s capability to deliver this renewable infrastructure project for Victoria’s sustainable energy future.

Keating said: “Building trusted relationships with our customers while delivering sustainable energy solutions for Australia is something we pride ourselves on, so it’s with great pleasure that we take on a second contract with Goldwind Australia for the delivery of balance-of-plant works across the entire project.”

This is the fourth wind farm project won by Zenviron in 2018.

Goldwind expects creation of up to 300 jobs during the peak of construction and to employ up to 20 permanent maintenance staff after the wind farm becomes operational.

Goldwind Australia vice president of programme delivery John Gardner said that Goldwind is pleased to be continuing its partnership with Zenviron for the Moorabool Wind Farm project.

He said: “We look forward to continuing to work with Zenviron during the construction phase of the project.”

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