First Senvion 3 MW turbine for South Australia
Senvion was pleased to participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia earlier this year. Senvion has been contracted by Nexif Energy to deliver the 212 megawatt wind farm which will comprise 59 wind turbines and a 10 megawatt battery.
The Lincoln Gap wind farm 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 project will produce enough energy to power 155,000 households in South Australia. The first stage of the project will see 35 turbines installed which will deliver 126 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers.
Mark Whitehead is Senvion’s site manager for the Lincoln Gap wind farm with oversight of the construction and safe delivery of the project. Mark had left South Australia to work on major resource projects across Australia and the Middle East before the opportunity to work in the renewable energy industry brought him back home. Mark explains: “It is great to see renewable energy projects in the region creating employment opportunities for local people. I am thrilled to have found a job in a growing industry so close to home.”
It is great to see renewable energy projects in the region creating employment opportunities for local people. I am thrilled to have found a job in a growing industry so close to home.
Senvion is working with Nexif Energy to maximise the opportunities for local businesses to support the delivery and operation of the wind farm. During the 12- to 18-month construction phase, the wind farm will create around 110–130 jobs in the region.
Senvion’s commitment to delivering local benefits goes right to the top. Raymond Gilfedder, CEO of Senvion Australia adds, “At Senvion, we are keen to ensure that the benefits of wind farms are realised locally. In particular, we want to work with local people and businesses to support the delivery of our wind farm projects wherever we can.”
Photo left to right: Bruce Nutt (Property owner), Ronan Darcy (Wind Energy Solutions), Jay Weatherill (Premier of South Australia), Matthew Bartley (Founder and Co-CEO of Nexif Energy), Paul Phelan (Project Manager at Senvion Australia) and Marc Barrington (Head of Sales Asia Pacific at Senvion)