Willogoleche Wind Farm, South Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Wed Jun 30 2021 23:59:06 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 119 MW
    generation capacity of the Willogoleche wind farm located on Willogoleche Hill, about 160 kilometres north of Adelaide and about 5km from the town of Hallett.
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    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 80,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • 2,278
    hectares of land will be used for the wind farm. Willogoleche Wind Farm will connect to the national electricity grid via underground cabling with a new ElectraNet substation under construction near the corner of Ashby Road and Willalo Road.
  • 32
    GE turbines will be used. The turbines will have a tip height of 150m above ground level, with a blade rotor diameter of 130m.The electrical capacity will be a mixture of 3.83MW (24 turbines) and 3.43MW (8 turbines).
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Engie, EPC and O&M: General Electric/CATCON, Distributor: TBD
  • $250 million
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • Aug 2017
    Financial closure reached with China Investment Corporation (CIC) and French investment bank Natixis underwriting a A$250m ($198m) debt facility for the project.
  • Jan 2017
    Pre-construction works for the wind farm started.
  • Feb 2018
    Roads and hardstands for turbines completed.
  • Apr 2018
    The first of the 32 turbine towers erected.