The Project would involve the construction, operation and maintenance of up to 30 wind turbines and associated infrastructure across three privately owned rural properties. Currently, three turbine layout options are being considered which are based on differing turbine types.
The Project team is currently assessing potential transmission line corridors to connect the Project to an existing electrical network. The preferred corridor is approximately 60km in length and generally follows an existing transmission line.
A transmission line route will be finalised upon completion of further assessments undertaken within each corridor and pending lease agreements with involved landowners.
A summary of key Project components is outlined below:
- construction of up to 30 wind turbines;
- Upgrade to approximately 60km of existing 11kV and 66kV transmission line to 132kV;
- construction of a 22kV/132kV substation onsite;
- electrical connections between wind turbines and the onsite substation via underground/overhead 33kV cable network;
- construction of onsite control buildings and equipment storage facilities;
- temporary concrete batching facilities to provide supply concrete for turbine footings and substation construction works;
- construction of access tracks for each turbine and other onsite structures and upgrades to existing roads/tracks as required; and
- construction of monitoring masts for wind speed verification and monitoring.