Bodangora Wind Farm, New South Wales, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Mon Jun 15 2020 05:48:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 113.2 MW
    generation capacity of Infigen Energy's Bodangora Wind Farm located near Wellington in New South Wales.
  • 361 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 49,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 8 million tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • 7,820
    hectares of land belonging to six host landowners is available to be used.
  • 33
    General Electric (GE) 3.43 MW turbines will be used.
  • 5
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Infigen, EPC and O&M: Consortium comprising General Electric (GE) & Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON), Distributor: EnergyAustralia.
  • $236 million
    estimated project cost. $163 million debt facility provided by Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) [$80 million] and Germany's Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB) bank.
  • 120
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 7
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • $2.7 million
    Direct community payments that Infigen will make over the course of construction and operation, including contributions to a Community Enhancement Fund. In a first for Infigen, one of the turbines has been designated as the community turbine, with 2% of its revenue going to one of two community benefit funds.
  • Aug 2013
    Planning permit approved by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission.
  • 28 Feb 2017
    PPA secured with EnergyAustralia for 60% of the annual output produced over the period to December 2030. The balance of output will be available for Infigen to contract to commercial and industrial customers, or to sell on the spot or wholesale market.
  • 31 Mar 2017
    Infigen announced financial close having secured debt funding from CEFC and NORD/LB.
  • 31 Mar 2017
    Infigen announced that it is proceeding with construction having reached financial close. Estimated construction time: 18 months.
  • 27 Jun 2017
    ‘Meet the Constructor’ was conducted by construction company Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON) at the Wellington Civic Centre where business people were given an insight into job opportunities linked to the construction of the farm.
  • 30 Jun 2017
    Sod turning ceremony marking the formal start of construction.
  • Jan 2018
    Upgrade work on roads that will allow massive pieces of equipment to be carried to the site.
  • Mar 2018
    The main turbine components started arriving on site.
  • 18 Apr 2018
    First turbine assembled.
  • Jul 2018
    TransGrid successfully completes grid connection works with the substation.
  • 08 Aug 2018
    First export of generation to the NEM achieved. 3 turbines are exporting energy.