Aug 21, 2018

Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

The first turbines are starting to turn at the 180MW Mount Emerald wind farm near Mareeba. They are undergoing a staged testing and commissioning process ahead of the $360 million project achieving full commercial operation in November. Project developer Ratch Australia Corporation described the testing as a significant milestone, saying it announced Mount Emerald’s “electrification” and followed the completion of the site’s substation and switchyard. “We’ve now commenced generating electricity and sending it into the grid, and we’ll be ramping up the am...

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