Vestas, in partnership with renewable energy company TagEnergy, will be responsible for the delivery of the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) for the first stage of 756MW Golden Plains Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.

Stage One is claimed to be largest onshore wind farm for Vestas in Asia Pacific.

It will feature 122 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines from the EnVentus platform.

Following completion, Vestas will provide a 30-year service and maintenance to optimise the project’s energy production.

Vestas Asia Pacific president Purvin Patel said: “As the leading sustainable technology and service provider both globally and in Australia, we are pleased to partner with TagEnergy and through our best-in-class energy solutions while supporting their ambitious vision of sustainability through the successful delivery of Golden Plains Wind Farm Stage One.”

Vestas Australia and New Zealand vice president for sales Jan-Daniel Kämmer said: “Vestas is very pleased to forge a new and valuable partnership with TagEnergy, and project operator WestWind. To support the first stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm, Vestas has levered our capabilities across siting and technology design, finance solutions and grid connection.

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“Through our EPC and long-term Service experience, we look forward to driving the realization of TagEnergy’s landmark project.”

TagEnergy managing partner for Australia Andrew Riggs said: “TagEnergy is proud to enter a new partnership with Vestas on Victoria’s mega-wind farm. Through Vestas’ industry- leading technology, technical and construction capabilities, and integrated power and service solutions, we look forward to delivering this vital project to help Victoria and Australia to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets as soon as possible.”

Delivery of the wind turbines by Vestas is expected in Q4 2023, with commissioning slated to start in Q4 2024.

Once the first stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm becomes operational, it will generate enough clean energy to power about 450,000 homes annually.


Image: The 756MW Golden Plains Wind Farm is located in Victoria, Australia. Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.