Goldwind Australia and Australian Energy Operations have signed the connection agreement for construction of connection assets for the 321 megawatt (MW) Moorabool Wind Farm in Victoria.
The connection agreement sets out the terms and conditions for the wind farm to successfully connect to Victoria’s transmission network. This includes augmentation works to the Elaine Terminal Station and the design, construction and ongoing maintenance of 30km of transmission line.
“The connection agreement represents a significant commitment from Australian Energy Operations and Goldwind Australia” said Eric Lindner, Chief Executive Officer from Australian Energy Operations. We look forward to continuing to work with Goldwind Australia during the construction phase of the project.” Said Eric.
Australian Energy Operations has contracted Beon Energy Solutions to design, construct, operate and maintain the additional transmission assets.
“Being awarded the contract to expand the terminal station highlighted Goldwind Australia’s confidence in Beon’s capability to deliver the project on time and in line with their investment strategy.” Said Beon Energy Solutions’ General Manager, Glen Thomson.
John Titchen, Goldwind Australia Managing Director said Goldwind Australia is pleased to be partnering with Australian Energy Operations and Beon Energy Solutions.
“Australian Energy Operations and Beon Energy Solutions have extensive experience in the delivery and operation of similar electricity network infrastructure, making them highly suitable to connect the Moorabool Wind Farm to the transmission network.” said John.
“This is a key project milestone and paves the way for the construction of the wind farm.” Said John.
Once operational the wind farm will power approximately 200,000 average Victorian homes each year. The wind farm will contribute to Victoria’s transition to a modern and renewable energy future, as well as deliver significant local benefits to business and the community.
The project is expected to create up to 300 jobs during construction peaks on site and employ up to 20 permanent maintenance staff when fully operational.