Australia’s largest wind farm underway

Key Information

  • The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will power approximately 390,000 homes once complete
  • The wind farm will deliver additional economic benefits, including 300 jobs during construction and 20–25 permanent positions during operation, lease payments to participating landowners and the creation of a community investment program
  • It’s estimated that the wind farm will save 2.0 million tonnes of CO2 per year

Some 9000 tonnes of reinforcing steel is being used to construct Australia’s largest wind farm near Ballarat.

Australia’s largest wind farm is currently under construction approximately 35 kilometres west of Ballarat, between the Victorian towns of Beaufort and Skipton. Approximately 9000 tonnes of reinforcing bar and accessories have been supplied to the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm (SHWF) project by InfraBuild Constructions Solutions (formerly LIBERTY OneSteel Reinforcing).

Once complete, the site will contain 149 Goldwind 3S wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 530MW and the potential to power some 390,000 homes annually.

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm expects to export energy from the site by mid 2020.

Images courtesy Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

Article published on Friday, 09 August 2019

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