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Downer wins $80M Bango Wind Farm contract

Downer has won an $80 million contract for works at the Bango Wind Farm project in New South Wales.

Downer has won an $80 million contract for works at the Bango Wind Farm project in New South Wales.

The company will provide road upgrades, internal access tracks, cabling, turbine foundations and other site facilities.

GE Cypress will supply the 5.3-megawatt turbines, which are some of the largest on shore wind turbines in production, with TransGrid delivering the substation.

Bango is a proposed wind farm development with up to 46 turbines and associated infrastructure, located around 30 kilometres north of Yass, NSW.

It has a proposes capacity of 244 megawatts each year, which would generate enough power for more than 100,000 homes, saving 600,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.

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Bango was selected due to its reliable winds, low density of residential dwellings and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure.

It will also help contribute to the economy of the Yass Valley region, which is experiencing a growth in renewable energy trades and qualifications, according to Downer.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will be in operation for around 25 years.

Downer’s Executive General Manager for Renewables and Power Systems, Lena Parker, said, “We look forward to working with CWP, Partners Group and GE to deliver the Bango Wind Farm and contribute to the local region.”

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