Cherry Tree Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Mon Apr 20 2020 07:28:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 57.6 MW
    planned generation capacity of the Cherry Tree Wind Farm located near Seymour, Victoria in the area originally inhabited by the Taungurung people.
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 37,000
    number of households that can be powered by the farm.
  • 200,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • ? hectares
    Approximate area available for the project.
  • 16
    Vestas V136-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6-MW power optimised mode will be installed.
  • 4
    major organizations involved: Project Developer: John Laing Group, Infigen Energy, EPC and O&M: Vestas, PPA: 15-year, Infigen Energy for 100% output
  • ?
    estimated project cost. Project financing will be provided by leading banks ANZ and Mizuho.
  • 80
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • Nov 2018
    Modification of the Planning Permit approved, with the original approval received from the Mitchel Shire Council in Aug 2013.
  • 20 Dec 2018
    John Laing Group acquires project from Ingifen Energy and also announces financial close.
  • 20 Dec 2018
    John Laing Group announces appointment of Vestas as the EPC contractor. Vestas will also provide O&M services to the project for a 30-year period.
  • 03 Apr 2019
    Smoking ceremony conducted at the sod turning day marking the official start of the project.
  • 29 Feb 2020
    Vestas announces the completion of construction of the project ahead of schedule. Final turbine was erected on 17 Feb, and the wind farm connected to the grid shortly after that on 20 Feb.
  • 03 Mar 2020
    Commissioning and testing of the substation infrastructure, wind turbines and the wind farm control systems to commence before the project can be brought into operation.