Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Sat Feb 03 2018 12:00:34 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 132 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm located located 25 kilometres east of Colac and 17km west of Winchelsea in the Colac Otway Shire on Victoria’s Western Plains.
  • 429 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year. The electricity generated will be traded on the wholesale electricity market.
  • 60,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 412,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land spread across eight large land lots will be used for the wind farm.
  • 44
    units of Nordex AW125/3000 wind turbines, with rated power of 3 MW and a rotor sweep of 125 m will be used.
  • 2
    major organizations involved: Project Developer, EPC and O&M: Acciona. Distribution: TBD.
  • $258 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 10
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • 2006
    Planning approval was granted by the State Government for the development of up to 115 wind turbines.
  • 2008
    ACCIONA Energy obtained the development rights to the Mt Gellibrand project and reduced the number of turbines on the project to 44, and has obtained final Development Plan approval from the State Government.
  • Jul 2016
    ACCIONA Energy successfully won the tender held by the Victorian State Government for the purchase of green energy certificates linked to renewable energy generated in Victoria.
  • Q2 2017
    Planned start of construction with completion expected by mid 2018.
  • 13 Apr 2017
    Civilex and WBHO (WCJV) awarded contract to deliver the associated civil works including the turbine foundations of the farm. Project scope includes 44 turbine generator foundations and a total of 28 kilometres of access roads.
  • 20 Apr 2017
    Official sod turning ceremony marking the formal start of construction.
  • Aug 2017
    Keppel Prince awarded contract - approximately, $10 million in value - for the fabrication of 22 x 87.5m high towers x 4 sections each.
  • 20 Nov 2017
    The President of Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) Pablo Zalba and ACCIONA Managing Director for Economics and Finance Carlos Arilla have signed an agreement for a loan of 75 million Australian dollars (51 million euros equivalent) to finance the construction and start-up of the Mt. Gellibrand wind farm in the State of Victoria.