Australia's 113-MW Boco Rock wind farm to have 1st turbine ready this week
Jun 12, 2014 - The first of the 67 turbines at the 113-MW Boco Rock wind farm in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is expected to be up and ready to run this week.
The first machine will be fully installed once its rotor is lifted in the next few days, the manager of the AUD-361-million (USD 339m/EUR 251m) project, Adrian Oakey, said, as cited by Bombala Times yesterday. So far, the base and mid-tower sections for more than 14 turbines have been completed.
The wind park is to be commissioned during the first quarter of next year, Oakey mentioned.
CWP Renewables Pty Ltd, an Australian joint venture between renewable energy developers Continental Wind Partners and Wind Prospect Group, is the developer and manager of the project owned by Thailand’s Electricity Generating Pcl (SET:EGCO).
The first stage of the Boco Rock wind park will include 67 turbines supplied by US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE). These are expected to produce 349,217 MWh annually or enough power for some 50,400 local households. The project has consent for up to 122 machines.