Genex picks Goldwind turbines for 258-MW Kidston wind project
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November 24 (Renewables Now) - Australian renewable energy company Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX) has selected Goldwind turbines for a 258-MW wind project in Kidston, Queensland.
The company is developing the Kidston Stage 3 wind project (K3-Wind) together with Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (TYO:9513), operating as J-Power.
Genex said on Thursday that after engagement with several turbine manufacturers, it has appointed the Australian unit of China’s Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (SHE:002202) as the preferred turbine supplier for the K3-Wind project. The developer added that with almost 1.5 GW of installed generation across Australia, Goldwind is well versed in the Australian market and expects that the manufacturer will be able to assist it in the grid connection process.
The parties will work together towards achieving a final investment decision for the project by the end of 2023.
Genex also said that after a study by its grid consultant, the capacity of the project is being increased from up to 200 MW to up to 258 MW. The scheme will use 43 Goldwind turbines of 6 MW each.
K3-Wind is part of Genex’s Kidston Clean Energy Hub in Queensland, which includes a 50-MW operational solar park and a 250-MW pumped storage hydro project.