Jacobs wins role on 200MW wind farm in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 24 Jul 2017 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to provide project management services for a proposed 200MW wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia.

PARF is a partnership established by Australian utility AGL Energy Limited (AGL) to develop, own and manage about 1,000MW of large-scale renewable energy projects.

Estimated to cost AUD450m ($356m), the Silverton Wind Farm will feature 58 turbines. It will have a capacity to generate about 780,000MWh of renewable energy per year, which is enough to power over 137,000 average homes.

The power produced from the facility is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 655,000 tonnes per annum, which is the equivalent of taking 192,000 cars off the road each year.

Jacobs senior vice president Patrick Hill said: “Jacobs has a proven history in successfully delivering all types of renewable power generation projects. In wind, we have completed hundreds of projects globally and we have an extensive history in this market in Australia, especially working with AGL.

“This project builds on the support we have provided AGL in the renewables market, delivering two of Australia’s largest solar power plants at Nyngan and Broken Hill. Jacobs will provide leading edge project management capabilities combined with our engineering skills to help AGL deliver this landmark project.”

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