The Making Of Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm

Last Modified: Mon Nov 19 2018 10:34:40 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.
  • 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.
  • 20 Apr 2017
    Official sod turning ceremony marking the formal start of construction.
  • 27 Jul 2017
    12 kilometres of road construction completed and 3 foundation main pours completed.
  • 06 Dec 2017
    The first tower goes up, representing a major construction milestone for the project.
  • 07 Dec 2017
    'Imminent' delivery of 2 main transformers manufactured by Wilson Transformer. Deliveries to the site will begin in the next few days following a 25-week manufacturing process. The two main transformers will arrive first, followed by a staggered delivery of 44 kiosk transformers over the next few months. The overall deal size is worth $7 million.
  • 23 Jan 2018
    30% of the towers fabricated by Keppel Prince have been delivered to site. The rest wait in their yard, waiting to be delivered.
  • 02 Feb 2017
    First turbine installed at the farm. Picture shows the blade being hoisted to be fitted.
  • 16 Feb 2018
    13 of the 44 wind farm’s towers are now complete, with blades installed on four towers. Three turbines will go in each week between now and the project’s mid-year completion.
  • Nov 2018
    Construction work continues at site - pictured here are blades being hoisted to the top of the turbine.