December 21 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SA (ETR:SEN) said today it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 80-MW wind farm in Australia by Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro.
The deal is for the Crowlands wind farm near Ararat in the state of Victoria, which will use 39 Senvion MM92 wind turbines.
The project was recently underwritten by a group of a companies, agencies and organisations, led by the city of Melbourne, which committed to purchase a portion of its output. Financial close for the wind farm is expected early next year, Senvion said. The turbine manufacturer plans to deliver the turbines in the second half of 2018. It has already carried out some early works to ensure the wind farm can start operations by the end of 2018.
Senvion has a relationship with Pacific Hydro. Crowlands is the fifth project to be delivered together by the companies, said Pacific Hydro chief executive Mike Fuge.