Badgingarra Wind Farm, Western Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Mon May 06 2019 22:18:46 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 130 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Badgingarra Wind Farm located 30 kilometres east of Cervantes, approximately 200 kilometres north of Perth and across the Emu Downs Wind and Solar farms.
  • 550 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 80,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 420,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • ? hectares
    Approximate project area covered by the farm.
  • 37
    Siemens SWT-3-6-130 turbines each rated at 3.6 MW will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project Developer: APA Group, 2) EPC and O&M: Siemens Wind Power Pty Ltd 3) Distribution: Alinta Energy
  • $315 million
    estimated project cost
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • 3Q 2017
    Estimated start of construction with commissioning in early 2019.
  • 22 Feb 2017
    12 year offtake agreement signed with Alinta Energy. The agreement includes the purchase of all of the energy along with the Large-scale Renewable Generation Certificates (LGCs) generated by the wind farm.
  • 27 Jun 2017
    Western Australia’s Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) grants an electricity generation licence.
  • Nov 2017
    Start of construction with completion expected to be in early 2019.
  • 02 Jan 2018
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy awards a contract to Global Wind Service (GWS) to provide a crane and help with turbine installation. Pre-installation work is expected to begin at site by the end of March 2018.
  • Mar 2018
    Pre-construction works commence. Over 40 kilometres of access roads will be built to facilitate the delivery and installation of 37 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 136 metres and hub height of 85 metres.
  • 15 May 2018
    Global Wind Service AS (GWS) announces it has installed the first of 37 Siemens Gamesa turbines.
  • Jun 2018
    Installation specialists Mammoet announce thay have been awarded work from fellow contractor Deugro to transport turbines for the project.
  • Jun 2018
    Turbines make their way to the site.
  • Aug 2018
    Western Power crews busy building a new substation and overhead lines to connect it to the grid.
  • 01 May 2019
    Official opening of the project.