FINAL WIND FARM COMPONENTS ARRIVE AT GRANVILLE HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA
Over twenty turbines already installed as project heads for completion
Granville Harbour Operations Pty, the project company for the Granville Harbour Wind Farm in Tasmania in which John Laing holds a 49.8% stake, has received the remaining wind farm components for project completion.
The components have travelled from the Tasmanian port of Burnie and have collectively travelled for around 160,000 kilometres across 230 individual convoys, which together have moved more than 370 size-over-mass loads. Each load weighs up to 146.5 tonnes and is up to 67 metres long, making transportation a considerable logistical challenge.
John Laing’s Investment Director, David Beaton congratulated the team on a logistics success. “This has been a complex coordination task which has been a long time in preparation. The components are huge, and safety and traffic management was a large part of the process. Thanks to our project partners, the Department of State Growth, local emergency services and Council representatives to help bring the equipment safely to site.”
The AUD$280 million Granville Harbour Wind Farm will eventually power up to 46,000 homes using 31 turbines – 20 of which have already been installed. The project is currently supporting 200 jobs in the area, with five more created on a permanent basis once the wind farm is fully operational, which is expected to be in mid-August 2020.
The Tasmanian Government recently reiterated its support for large-scale renewable energy development in the state, adding it would be 'an integral part' of Tasmania's COVID-19 recovery process.