Sep 12, 2018

Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Two 200-tonne electricity transformers have arrived at Cooranga North near Kingaroy to help connect AGL’s Coopers Gap wind farm to the grid.

CATCON is responsible for the $850 million project’s construction, while GE will supply and install its 123 wind turbines.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said special trucks were required transport the transformers more than 260km from the Port of Brisbane.

The wind farm project would create up to 200 jobs in the region during construction, while Powerlink’s substation and grid connection works would support 26 jobs, Dr Lynham said.

The wind farm will generate up to 440 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy – enough to power a city the size of Ipswich – when fully operational in mid-2019.

Transmission connection construction work is on track to be completed by late 2018, depending on weather.

Coopers Gap Wind Farm construction kicks off

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