Downer and our partner Senvion are pleased to receive Notice to Proceed on Stage One of the 429 MW Murra Warra Wind Farm near Horsham in Western Victoria by customers RES Australia and Macquarie Capital.
Stage One will see electrical, procurement and construction work completed, including the installation of 61 wind turbines, generating 226 MW of renewable energy, enough to power 220,000 Victorian homes each year.
Bart Simes, Downer General Manager Pre-contracts, Renewables said: "We're very pleased to partner with Senvion and our customer to build Stage One of the Murra Warra Wind Farm. This project will see a number of benefits for the local community and make an important contribution to renewable energy sources."
Early works have commenced and the wind farm is expected to be fully operational by mid-2019.
Murra Warra Wind Farm facts:
- 150 jobs will be created during construction, and permanent jobs will be created once operational;
- $A42 million (approximately) will be injected into the local economy; and
- a local fund will be established to support community organisations.
For more on Murra Warra Wind Farm, go to http://www.murrawarra-windfarm.com/