Macarthur Wind Farm Development
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- AGL and Meridian
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- Project dates
- Aug 2010 - Jan 2013
- Contract type
- Design and construct
- $298 million (at 30 June 2012)
- Group Company
- Project details
Leighton Contractors, in consortium with Vestas, was awarded a contract by the AGL and Meridian Joint Venture for the Macarthur Wind Farm development in Macarthur, Victoria.
Proposed as the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, the farm generates up to 420 Megawatts of electricity - enough energy to power around 220,000 average Victorian homes each year. Leighton Contractors undertook the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), consisting of associated balance of plant design, construction and commissioning of the electrical, mechanical and civil works.
Australia has excellent wind resources by world standards and this project will assist AGL and Meridian to further utilise this resource to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable future for Australia.
The scope of works for the two contracts is inclusive of the Macarthur Wind Farm 33/132kV sub-station, Tarrone 132/500kV terminal sub-station, 12 km of 132kV overhead transmission line to the Tarrone terminal sub-station, 33kV underground cable collector systems, sub-station SCADA interface, as well as the international shipping, local transportation and mechanical erection of the 85 metre towers, machine heads and blades.
Macarthur Wind Farm was jointly developed by leading Australian energy company AGL and Meridian.