The project formally reached financial close this week, which in conjunction with the awarding of the engineering, procurement and construction contract to Siemens, brings Snowtown 2 closer to project commencement.
“The wind technology chosen for the project is ideally suited to the Snowtown II site, featuring state-of-the-art gearless drive systems and highly efficient rotor blades allowing us to maximise the delivery of reliable renewable energy from this project,” said David Pryke, Head of Siemens Energy.
The wind farm will include 90 turbines, a substation, switchgear and transformers to connect it to the grid. It will have a capacity of 270 MW and will be co-located with the existing 100 MW Snowtown 1 Wind Farm.
Early preparations have commenced at the site, with construction due to commence in August 2012 to ensure the project is fully operational by the end of 2014.Article continues below…