Site construction works at Cattle Wind farm to begin
By Lucy Brophy on 14 May 2018
Goldwind Australia has started site construction works for its 144MW Cattle Hill wind project.
Hazell Brothers, a privately-owned business, is currently in-charge of the site building activities while the selection for a contractor for the full civil and electrical works related to the project is presently in a careful process.
The Australian unit of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind & Tech Co. anticipates 150 wind farm jobs to open for construction and 10 permanent maintenance job positions to be available once the plant is fully operational. Located in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, the project is estimated to be fully completed by the end of 2019.
The power grid through TasNetwork’s Waddamana substation will be connected to the Cattle Hill wind farm which will use 48 GoldWind turbines. On one hand, a state government-owned electricity retailer will purchase the renewable energy certificates from the plant under a long-term contract.