Projects in Australia

Projects overview

Our reference list of projects to date.

ProjectContractTurbinesOwner
NEW SOUTH WALES
Cullerin RangeS&I8 x MM82, 7 x MM92Energy Developments
VICTORIA
Bald HillsEPC52 x MM92Infrastructure Capital Group
ChepstoweS&I3 x MM92The wind farm is owned by three investors – Pro Ventum International from Germany, Impact Investment Group, and Future Energy Wind Investments
HepburnEPC2 x MM82Hepburn Wind
Mt MercerS&I64 x MM92Meridian Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Portland Stage II (Cape Bridgewater)S&I29 x MM82Pacific Hydro
Portland Stage III (Cape Nelson South)S&I22 x MM82Pacific Hydro
Portland Stage IV (Cape Nelson North & Cape Sir William Grant)S&I10 x MM82, 13 x MM92Pacific Hydro
WonthaggiEPC6 x MM82Energy Developments
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Coober PedyEPC2 x MM92Energy Developments

Bald Hills

Project Summary

OwnerInfrastructure Capital Group
Location 10 km east of Tarwin Lower in South Gippsland, Victoria
Contract typeEngineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Turbine modelMM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines52
Installed capacity106.6 MW
Operational August 2015

Project Overview

Senvion was awarded the contract for the Bald Hills Wind Farm in July, 2013 making it Senvion’s seventh wind farm project, and so far the largest EPC project undertaken by Senvion in Australia.

Completed in August 2015, the wind farm is located approximately 10 kilometres south east of Tarwin Lower within the South Gippsland Shire, covering approximately 1,750 hectares of largely cleared cattle and sheep grazing farmland.

All of Senvion’s MM92 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) are mounted on steel towers, each with a hub height of 80 metres above ground level. Each rotor diameter is 92 metres with a power output of 2.05 MW. Senvion was responsible for supplying the turbines as well as logistics, cranage, installation, commissioning and testing the WECs together with the electrical and civil balance of plant which included design and construction of the substation, underground cable reticulation, met masts, gravel roads and crane hardstands and turbine foundations.

To ensure the turbines are operating at peak performance, approximately nine Senvion service technicians, who mostly live in the local area, service the turbines and the substation.

Chepstowe Wind Farm

Project Summary

OwnerThe wind farm is owned by three investors – Pro Ventum International from Germany, Impact Investment Group, and Future Energy Wind Investments
Location In Chepstowe, approximately 35 km west of Ballarat, Victoria
Contract typeSupply & Install (S&I)
Turbine modelMM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines 3
Installed capacity6.15 MW
Operational April 2015

Project Overview

Senvion was awarded the contract for the Chepstowe Wind Farm in May 2014 and was Senvion’s ninth wind farm project in Australia.

The wind farm is located on private land approximately 35 kilometres west of Ballarat within the Pyrenees Shire. The site consists of cleared farming land and receives undisturbed wind flow with strong, consistent wind speeds. The turbines are separated from each other by approximately 400 meters with access tracks between them. The 22kV local electricity grid runs alongside the site, with all cables within the site laid underground to the Control Building.

The three Senvion MM92 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) each have a capacity of 2.05 MW. The turbines have a hub height of 80 metres and a rotor diameter of 92 metres. The wind farm is able to produce enough renewable energy each year to power approximately 3,400 households.

To ensure the turbines are operating at peak performance, the turbines are monitored electronically by Senvion’s 24x7 Permanent Monitoring Systems (PMS) and regularly serviced by local Senvion technicians.

Cullerin Range Wind Farm

Project Summary

OwnerEnergy Developments
Location Cullerin Range, 12 km east of Gunning in New South Wales
Contract typeSupply and Install (S&I)
Turbine modelMM82 and MM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines15 (8 x MM82 and 7 x MM92)
Installed capacity30.75 MW
Operational June 2009

Project Overview

The 30.75 MW Cullerin Range Wind Farm is located near Goulburn in New South Wales, 12km east of the township of Gunning within the Upper Lachlan Shire. The site occupies an area of about 4.5 hectares and is within and adjacent to agricultural areas used for sheep and cattle grazing.

The Supply and Install contract was awarded in 2007 and was Senvion’s fourth wind farm project in Australia.

Senvion supplied both MM82 and MM92 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) to suit the varied wind conditions on site, and was the first time the MM92 technology was installed in Australia.

All 15 turbines have a hub height of 80 metres and a rotor diameter of either 82 or 92 meters. The wind farm can produce enough renewable energy to power approximately 14,000 households.

Senvion Australia has been responsible for monitoring and servicing the turbines since the wind farm was commissioned, ensuring the wind farm is operating at peak efficiency. The wind farm is serviced by two Senvion technicians who both live in the Goulburn region.

Hepburn Wind Farm

Project Summary

OwnerHepburn Wind
Location Leonard’s Hill, 10 km south of Daylesford, Victoria
Contract typeEngineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Turbine modelSenvion MM82 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines2
Installed capacity4.1 MW
Operational June 2011

Project Overview

The Hepburn Community Wind Farm was Australia's first ever community-owned wind farm, and Senvion’s fifth wind farm project in Australia.

The wind farm is situated at Leonard’s Hill, 10 kilometres south of Daylesford within the Hepburn Shire in Victoria.

The site is home to two Senvion MM82 2.05 MW turbines which each have a hub height of 69 metres and a rotor diameter of 82 metres. On average, the wind farm powers an estimated 2,300 homes – more than the number of homes in Daylesford.

Construction commenced in November 2010. Senvion was the principal contractor and was responsible not only for the supply of the turbines, but also for the design, construction and commissioning of all balance of plant civil and electrical works.

To ensure the turbines are operating at peak performance, local Senvion service technicians monitor and service the turbines regularly.

Mt Mercer Wind Farm

Project Summary

OwnerMeridian Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Location 30 km south of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Contract typeSupply and Install (S&I)
Turbine modelSenvion MM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines 64
Installed capacity131.2 MW
Operational June 2014

Project Overview

With a total of 64 turbines, the Mt Mercer Wind Farm produces enough electricity to power the entire city of Ballarat. The contract was awarded in August 2012 making it Senvion’s sixth wind farm project in Australia.

Senvion’s MM92 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) are mounted on steel towers, each with a hub height of 80 metres above ground level. Each rotor diameter is 92 metres with a power output of 2.05 MW.

Completed in 2014, the wind farm is located within the Golden Plains Shire 30 kilometres south of Ballarat. The site has an area of approximately 2,600 hectares over seven private land holdings, one of which was contracted to quarry the rock used for road and hardstand construction. The site mainly consists of farmland which continues to be used for cropping and grazing cattle, sheep and pigs.

Senvion was responsible for supplying the turbines as well as logistics, cranage, installation, commissioning and testing of the WECs and towers. Approximately eight Senvion service technicians, mostly recruited from the local community, now monitor and service the turbines regularly.

Portland Stage II (Cape Bridgewater)

Project Summary

OwnerPacific Hydro
Location Cape Bridgewater, 20 km west of Portland, Victoria
Contract typeSupply and Install (S&I)
Turbine modelSenvion MM82 | 2.0 MW
Number of turbines29
Installed capacity58 MW
Operational November 2008

Project Overview

The Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm is located along the stunning coastline of south west Victoria near Portland in the Shire of Glenelg.

Awarded in May 2006, the contract was Senvion’s second wind farm project in Australia. At its completion in November 2008, Cape Bridgewater was the largest wind farm in Victoria at the time. The towers were manufactured locally in Portland, supporting local businesses and minimising transport time to site with the turbines able to be delivered directly to the local Port with only a short commute to site.

Senvion’s MM82 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) are mounted on steel towers, each with a hub height of 69 metres above ground level, and a rotor diameter of 82 metres. The wind farm can produce enough renewable energy to power 35,000 households.

Senvion Australia has been responsible for monitoring and servicing the turbines since the wind farm was commissioned, ensuring the wind farm is operating at peak efficiency. The PWEP wind farms are serviced by technicians located at Senvion’s Portland Service Centre.

Portland Stage III (Cape Nelson South)

Project Summary

OwnerPacific Hydro
Location Cape Nelson South, 10 km southwest of Portland, Victoria
Contract typeSupply and Install (S&I)
Turbine modelSenvion MM82 | 2.0 MW
Number of turbines22
Installed capacity44 MW
Operational May 2009

Project Overview

The third stage of Pacific Hydro’s four-stage Portland Wind Energy Project (PWEP) is located within the Shire of Glenelg in south west Victoria, and was the second stage to be built by Senvion. The contract was awarded in August 2007 and was Senvion’s third wind farm project in Australia.

The Cape Nelson South Wind Farm is located on the eastern side of Bridgewater Bay, less than 20 kilometres from Pacific Hydro’s Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm. The 22-turbine wind farm was built within five months, allowing the customer to start generating electricity much earlier than expected due to the reduced construction time.

Senvion’s MM82 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) are mounted on steel towers, each with a hub height of 69 metres above ground level and a rotor diameter of 82 metres. The wind farm can generate enough renewable energy to power 22,000 households.

Senvion Australia has been responsible for monitoring and servicing the turbines since the wind farm was commissioned, ensuring the wind farm is operating at peak efficiency. The PWEP wind farms are serviced by technicians located at Senvion’s Portland Service Centre.

Portland Stage IV (Cape Nelson North & Cape Sir William Grant)

Project Summary

OwnerPacific Hydro
Location Cape Nelson North & Cape Sir William Grant near Portland, Victoria
Contract typeSupply and Install (S&I)
Turbine modelSenvion MM82 and MM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines23 (10 x MM82 and 13 x MM92)
Installed capacity47.15 MW
Operational February 2015

Project Overview

The final stage of Pacific Hydro’s 4-stage Portland Wind Energy Project (PWEP) covers two separate sites within the Shire of Glenelg in south west Victoria. Awarded in August 2013, the contract was Senvion’s third PWEP contract, and Senvion’s eighth wind farm project in Australia.

The two sites, separated by a distance of approximately 7 kilometres, provided challenging and variable terrain. Cape Nelson North incorporates 11 turbines across one private land holding used solely for grazing cattle, while Cape Sir William Grant houses 12 turbines on both private and Crown land in a protected native vegetation area.

All of Senvion’s Wind Energy Converters (WECs) are mounted on steel towers, with hub heights of either 69 or 80 metres, rotor diameters of 82 or 92 metres and a power output of 2.05 MW. Combined, the two sites have a total capacity of 47.15 MW and can generate enough renewable energy to power 31,000 households.

Senvion Australia has been responsible for monitoring and servicing the turbines since the wind farm was commissioned, ensuring the wind farm is operating at peak efficiency. The PWEP wind farms are serviced by technicians located at Senvion’s Portland Service Centre.

Wonthaggi Wind Farm

Project Summary

OwnerEnergy Developments
Location3 km west of Wonthaggi, Victoria
Contract typeEngineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Turbine modelSenvion MM82 | 2.0 MW
Number of turbines6
Installed capacity12 MW
Operational December 2005

Project Overview

The 12 MW Wonthaggi Wind Farm was Senvion’s first awarded contract in Australia.

The wind farm is located three kilometres west of Wonthaggi within the Bass Coast Shire in Victoria. The site was first identified as a potential wind farm due to its strong coastal wind resource, proximity to the electricity grid and relative distance to existing houses.

Built in 2005, the wind farm infrastructure takes up less than one percent of the land area on a single property used primarily for cattle grazing. As principal contractor, Senvion was responsible for supplying the turbines as well as logistics, cranage, installation, commissioning and testing the WECs and towers.

Each of Senvion’s MM82 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) have a hub height of 69 metres and a rotor diameter of 82 metres. The wind farm produces enough energy to power 6,400 households.

To ensure the turbines are operating at peak performance, local Senvion service technicians regularly monitor and service the turbines.

Coober Pedy

Project Summary

OwnerEnergy Developments
LocationCoober Pedy, Victoria
Contract typeEngineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Turbine modelSenvion MM92 | 2.05 MW
Number of turbines2
Installed capacity4.1 MW
Operational August 2017

Project Overview

Senvion Australia has delivered the 2-turbine wind energy component of Energy Developments Coober Pedy Hybrid Renewables Project. Each wind turbine has a tip height of over 125 metres, and can produce enough electricity to power around a thousand homes.

http://www.senvion.com/cooberpedywind

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