SNC-Lavalin today joined Goldwind Australia, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Frank Calabria, CEO of Origin Energy, as well as state and local government representatives, host landowners and other key project partners at the ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project in Victoria, Australia.
“We are delighted to be a part of this significant milestone marking the beginning of construction of this iconic project for the Australian renewable energy industry,” said Rob Grant, Senior-Vice President, Clean Power, Asia Pacific. “We have been working with Goldwind Australia and our joint venture partners for the last 12 months to reach this point and look forward to continuing this strong partnership delivering a successful project. For SNC-Lavalin, this project demonstrates how our global Clean Power business can deliver best-in-class expertise and local delivery solutions for the Australian market.”
SNC-Lavalin, in joint venture with WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd. (WBHO), have been awarded the engineering design, procurement and construction of all electrical infrastructure of the project in addition to site-wide infrastructure civil works including access roads, hardstands, foundations, public road upgrades, and internal access roads. Earlier this month, the joint venture commenced the public road upgrades and on-site construction facilities and will shortly begin the onsite access road construction.
John Titchen, Managing Director of Goldwind Australia said “We’re pleased to be working with SNC-Lavalin in ioint venture with WHBO for the delivery of this significant project.”
The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm (SHWF), when completed, will be the largest wind farm in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere generating approximately 530MW of clean energy. It will comprise of 149 Goldwind 3.57MW wind turbines. Located approximately 35km west of Ballarat in Victoria's central highlands, the SHWF will provide substantial environmental, community and economic benefits, with the potential to power approximately 391,000 Victorian homes annually.