A 77-turbine wind farm proposal by CWP Renewables has received the green light from the Department of Planning and Environment in the Australian state of New South Wales.
A document dated May 10 gives approval to the roughly 135-MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, subject to a number of conditions. The wind park is expected to use turbines with capacities of between 1.5 MW and 3.4 MW, to be installed near Pyramul. The required investment is estimated at AUD 200 million (USD 147m/EUR 129m).
CWP Renewables is a joint venture between Continental Wind Partners and Wind Prospect Group. It initially planned to install up to 106 turbines at the Crudine Ridge project, but reduced the number after public consultations.
The power plant will operate for 20-25 years, after which period it will be either decommissioned or repowered.