Yandin wind farm in WA set for construction
By Sean Kandhai on 13 March 2019
The 214MW Yandin wind farm located approximately 4 kilometres south of the town of Dandaragan and 150 kilometres north of Perth, will soon push ahead for construction of what will be Western Australia’s largest wind farm.
Alinta Energy has appointed Vestas as its engineering, procurement and construction partner for the $400 million project. Vestas will also be operating and maintaining the new wind farm once it has been commissioned.
Enough to generate power for up to 200,000 homes a year, the large-scale wind farm is going to be comprised of 51 wind turbines with each having a 4.2MW capacity. Through a new 10-kilometre long transmission line, the Yandin wind farm is going to be connected to a 330-kV electricity network and a terminal station that is going to be supplied and operated by Western Power.
With works anticipated to be completed by mid-2020, construction of the wind farm is set to create up to 150 jobs.