Tenders have opened for the $250 - $300 million wind farm currently in the pre-construction phase at Mortlake South in South Western Victoria.The wind farm will be constructed on cleared, open and level predominantly dairy farming country. The location is highly exposed to consistent winds across this part of the state.
Planning approval was granted by the State Government in 2010. The project value is estimated to be between $250m to $300m. The wind farm project will generate significant economic activity in the Moyne Shire and surrounds- including over 80-100 construction jobs and 5-10 full time operational positions. See related Mortlake tenders here. Similar renewable energy tenders can also be found here.
An updated planning permission was granted on 23 April 2017 for up to 42 turbines with a maximum tip height of 186m. The project is expected to be completed by October 2020.
Acciona Energy Australia Global Pty Ltd owns the project which will deliver significant economic benefits to the region, including the creation of jobs, rates to the local government, rent to participating landowners and a Shared Benefits Program.
Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said that “clean energy projects create hundreds of high-value jobs for regional and rural Victoria and and provide big boosts for other businesses across the region.”
The Standard reported that Ms D’Ambrosio made the statements following concerns in the Hawkesdale community after changes to planned wind farm projects meant 170 turbines would reach close to 200 metres.
As the renewable energy trend are rising in Australia, this wind farm project is expected to generate a construction peak workforce of 80 -100 construction jobs and will consist of the following key infrastructure:
- Wind turbines – up to 42, with steel towers at up to 120m height, and overall maximum height of up to 186m.
- 33kc-66kV substations with compound areas of up to 70m x 70m.
- Access tracks – Approximately 26km of access tracks may be required for the project.
- Electrical cabling – underground electrical cabling up to 40km.
- Permanent site facilities – the project will have a range of permanent site facilities including a maintenance and control facility.
- Temporary construction compounds – car parking, storage facilities, site office, amenities, etc.
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