Granville Harbour Wind Farm: First turbines energised and commissioned
The wind farm, which is expected to become fully operational in the second quarter of 2020, currently has nine turbines installed and will eventually have 31 turbines working to produce 122 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 46,000 homes. The wind farm is a key part of Tasmania’s plan to become 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2022.
Project Director, Lyndon Frearson said: "These first nine turbines are visually astonishing and a clear indication of Tasmania’s determination to move to a future where all electricity needs can be reliably met using clean, renewable power. We went from first energisation to full output within two days. That's a pretty strong statement about the quality of the work that's been completed by the team on site to be able to get that output and we've been consistently getting the full output of the plant since we've been operating.”
John Laing Project Asset Manager Tatenda Gwekwe said; “It’s great to see the project team hitting these milestones in such a challenging environment. As well as the environmental benefits this wind farm will obviously bring, it has provided nearly 200 jobs during the construction phase and will continue to provide 6 permanent jobs once completed. Creating value for all means bringing community benefits as well as delivering sustainable growth and it’s great to see Granville Harbour Wind Farm doing just that.”