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 kilometers 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 meters above ground level. Each rotor diameter is 92 meters with a power output of 2.05 megawatts.
Senvion was responsible for supplying the turbines as well as logistics, cranes, installation, commissioning and testing the wind turbines 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.