Goldwind Australia has completed work on the 50-turbine Moorabool North section, while the 54-turbine Moorabool South section has also seen the first wind turbine installed recently.
The 312 MW 104-wind turbine project located approximately 25 kilometers south-east of Ballarat will be one of Victoria’s largest wind farms.
The commissioning process of turbines is expected to begin shortly, which will see the wind farm linked to the Victorian electricity grid.
“The completion of construction at Moorabool North and the first turbine erected at Moorabool South marks the next step forward in this important Victorian project. The commencement of wind turbine installations at Moorabool South provides another wave of local and regional economic and employment opportunities including up to 150 jobs during peak construction periods. When operational, Moorabool Wind Farm will see the direct employment of up to 20 permanent full-time maintenance roles.”John Titchen, managing director of Goldwind Australia.
Once operational, the Moorabool wind farm will produce enough clean, emission-free energy to power approximately 203.500 Victorian homes.
Installation of turbines at Moorabool South is scheduled for completion later this year.