September 27 (Renewables Now) - Dutch heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet has signed a multi-year framework deal to provide services to Goldwind Australia's significant pipeline of wind projects in Australia.
The subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd (HKG:2208) has selected Mammoet due to its ability to provide transport, lifting and installation services at the needed scale, according to a statement on Tuesday.
The first projects the partners plan to work on include 253 Goldwind turbines in the state of Victoria. Goldwind Australia has started construction on the 530-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in western Victoria that will consist of 149 turbines. Mammoet said it will start offloading the first turbines for Stockyard Hill early next month. The Dutch company will also supply pre-assembly services and full mechanical and electrical completion works.
As a result of the deal, Mammoet has added two new LG1750-SX cranes to its Australian crane fleet and will make further investments in all Terrain support cranes, trucks, trailers and auxiliary equipment.
The companies started considering a partnership last year and the contract was signed on September 13.