Moorabool Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Sat Jun 27 2020 07:46:46 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 321 MW
    planned generation capacity of the Moorabool Wind Farm located approximately 5km south of Ballan, approximately 67km from Melbourne, 27km from Ballarat and 47km from Geelong. The project is divided into two sections, the Bungeeltap Section towards the North of the project site and the Ballark Section to the south.
  • 1,100 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 203,500
    approximate number of average Victorian homes that can be powered by the farm each year, representing 9% of Victorian homes.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used for the wind farm. The farm will be connected to the National Electricity Grid via a 132kV overhead powerline which will be managed by Powercor.
  • 107
    wind turbines have been permitted to be used. The Northern Section consists of 50 turbines and the Southern Section consists of 57 turbines. All turbines proposed are 171 m to the tip of the blade.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: Goldwind, b) EPC and O&M: Goldwind c) Distributor: TBD
  • $370 million
    estimated project cost of the northern section of the project - Moorabool North Wind Farm.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase of Moorabool North Wind Farm.
  • 10
    permanent jobs during operational phase of Moorabool North Wind Farm.
  • 2H2018
    Likely start of construction.
  • $200,000
    Amount that will be contributed into a community fund each year once the farm is fully operational.
  • 26 Apr 2018
    Goldwind announces it will move ahead with construction of 150 MW of the overall planned generation capacity in the northern section of the farm. The project will be called the Moorabool North Wind Farm. Zenviron appointed as the Balance of Plant contractor.
  • 24 Aug 2018
    The first sod of earth turned at the site and a ceremony held to mark the official start of construction on the first part of the project.
  • Oct 2018
    Zenviron awarded BoP contract to deliver both the northern and southern sections.