Creating opportunities for companies in the region
In November 2017, Senvion got the green light to install the first 35 turbines at the Lincoln Gap wind farm near Port Augusta in South Australia.
The project will feature the Senvion 3.6M140 EBC turbine, which will be the first from Senvion's three-megawatt range to be installed in Australia.
When complete, the wind farm will comprise 59 wind turbines and a 10MW grid scale battery storage. In total, the project will have a generating capacity of 212 megawatts, delivering enough renewable energy to power 155,000 households.
Financing for the project comes from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, while the developer Nexif Energy provided the equity and worked closely with Senvion to achieve financial close.
Senvion is keen to see the economic benefits of the project are realized locally, and is working with the Industry Capability Network to encourage local businesses to deliver transportation, cranage, electrical installations, security, surveying, logistics and other services to the wind farm. During the 12- to 18-month construction phase, the wind farm will create around 110–130 jobs in the region.