Moorabool wind farm begins construction

The first sod of earth has been turned at the site of the 321MW Moorabool wind farm, near Ballan in central western Victoria by Goldwind Australia.

A ceremony held on August 24 marked the official start of construction on the first part of the project, which is the 150MW northern section known as Moorabool North.

Moorabool North will include erecting up to 50 wind turbines, while the entire Moorabool Wind Farm will have about 107 turbines in total.

Goldwind Australia first bought the development from WestWind Energy back in 2016 and the company will now be undertaking its development – including engineering, procurement and construction, as well as operations and maintenance of the wind farm.

The $370 million project is expected to generate enough energy to power around 200,000 Victorian homes each year once fully operational in late 2019.

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