April 5 (Renewables Now) - Goldwind Australia has initiated site access construction works for its 144-MW Cattle Hill wind project in Tasmania, the firm said last week.
Privately-owned builder Hazell Brothers will take care of the site access building activities, while a contractor for the full civil and electrical works related to the project is currently being selected through a competitive process, Goldwind said.
The Australian unit of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd (HKG:2208) expects construction of the wind farm to open up to 150 jobs, while up to 10 permanent maintenance job positions will be created once the plant becomes operational. It aims to complete construction of the facility by end-2019.
To be located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, the Cattle Hill wind park will use 48 Goldwind turbines and will be connected to the power grid through TasNetworks’ Waddamana substation. The renewable energy certificates from the plant will be purchased by state government-owned electricity retailer Aurora Energy under a long-term contract.