Ararat Wind Farm: Benefits to local economy

Last Modified: Mon Apr 24 2017 04:15:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 350
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 13
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • $75,000
    Annual payments to be paid into a community fund when the wind farm begins generating energy. Ararat Rural City Mayor Paul Hooper told the Ararat Advertiser the Victorian town had seen a $40 million boost to its economy since work began on the wind farm in June 2015.
  • $10 million
    in contracts to local and Victorian-based businesses for plant, supplies and construction contracts.
  • $3 million
    in civil and construction supply contracts for firms in Ballarat and Horsham.
  • 106
    poles for a 21.5 km transmission line between the wind farm site and a power transformer at Elmhurst constructed by Powercor Network Services.
  • $4 million
    contract with Victorian-based Wilson Transformer Company to supply two power transformers for the electrical substation.
  • 35
    turbine towers manufactured by Keppel Prince of Portland, Victoria.
  • 8
    local Ararat residents employed by subcontractor SMB Civil to conduct steel fixing and concreting works at the substation on site.
  • 37 km
    of access track, wind turbine hardstands and the excavation of wind turbine foundations constructed by Lucas TCS.
  • 75
    wind turbines installed by contractor Mammoet Wind.