July 15 (Renewables Now) - Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd on Monday said it has won a contract to deliver and install turbines for the 108.5-MW Biala wind project in New South Wales.
The subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd (HKG:2208) will equip the plant with 31 units of the GW140/3.57MW Goldwind wind turbines, which will be installed at a height of 108.5 metres (356 ft).
To be located in proximity to Grabben Gullen, in the state’s Southern Tablelands, the wind park is planned to become operational in the first quarter of 2020, according to the project’s website. Its construction is expected to begin shortly, following the completion of detailed designs for the scheme, Goldwind said.
The Biala project is owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd, better known as BJCE Australia, whose goal is to have 1 GW of installed renewables capacity in Australia by 2023. Once up and running, the power plant will be able to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of around 46,000 local homes. Goldwind will be in charge of its operations and maintenance.