May 15, 2020

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week.

The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines.

The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation.

Forest Wind is likely to be built in stages, with the size of the first stage currently under development.

Forest Wind now has its own project page on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway (click HERE) .

Together with EPC partner Siemens Gamesa and the ICN Gateway team, the developers are conducting project information sessions.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place for social gatherings and events, the company will conduct the sessions via online video conference.

Session dates and times are:

Session 1: Tuesday 19 May 2020 11am to 12.30pm

Session 2: Thursday 21 May 2020 9am to 10.30am

Session 3: Monday 25 May 2020 4pm to 5.30pm

For more information and registration details, click HERE.

The project site is on a pine plantation within state forest land between Gympie and Maryborough.

Construction is proposed to start between late 2020 and 2022 and the first stage of the project is expected to be operational by late 2023.