Goldwind secures the opportunity to utilise its turbines at Gullen Range Wind Farm
Goldwind Australia and Epuron have entered into an agreement that will see Goldwind supply its state-of-the-art wind turbine generators for the Gullen Range Wind Farm, while Epuron, the developer of the project, will continue to provide ongoing development services during the next phases of the project.
The Gullen Range Wind Farm, located approximately 25km west of Goulburn in the NSW southern tablelands, received development approval in 2009 for 73 wind turbines and associated infrastructure. This approval from the NSW Government followed detailed environmental assessment and consultation with the local community and other key stakeholders.
“We are pleased that an experienced and capable international wind energy specialist will see through the construction of the Gullen Range project. Goldwind is in a unique position to deliver a high quality project using their technically advanced turbines” Epuron’s Executive Director Andrew Durran said. “The project is now one big step closer to construction”.
Wind monitoring equipment installed on the site since 2002 has demonstrated an excellent and consistent wind resource. The environmental assessment undertaken for the project noted that the project will provide broad environmental, community and economic benefits, including:
- Providing enough clean, renewable electricity for the average consumption of 63,000 homes;
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by >500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (equivalent) per annum;
- Creating an anticipated 150 construction jobs and 15 ongoing jobs during the operational phase of the project;
- Funding a Community Enhancement Program to the value of more than $120,000 per annum.
Managing Director of Goldwind Australia, John Titchen, stated “We are very pleased to be helping Australia reach its Renewable Energy Target by supplying turbines for Gullen Range Wind Farm. We look forward to working with local businesses and contributing to the local economy.”
The Gullen Range Wind Farm team are looking forward to working with the community and local stakeholders to deliver this project. Further announcements and updates will be provided as the project development work continues.