Turbine installation wrapped up at Goldwind's 530-MW Aussie wind farm
Turbine installation at the Stockyard Hill wind farm. Image by: Goldwind Australia.
All 149 turbines have been installed at Goldwind Australia’s 530-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in western Victoria, it was announced today.
The subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd (HKG:2208), is a majority owner of the project with a 51% stake. Its partner is Qatar-based Nebras Power which earlier this year bought a 49% interest for an undisclosed sum.
Goldwind Australia said on Thursday that the final commissioning of the power plant and related project completion activities will continue into early 2021.
Located 35 km (27.1 miles) west of Ballarat city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, the wind park is expected to generate enough electricity to cover the consumption of more than 425,000 local homes. It is equipped with 149 Goldwind turbines, the first one of which was connected to the Victorian transmission network in June.
Stockyard Hill’s construction was initiated back in 2018. The scheme is accredited under Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme.
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