Pacific Hydro awards construction contracts for Yaloak South Wind Farm

21 December 2016

Construction contracts for the Yaloak South Wind Farm have been awarded marking a key milestone in the project, Pacific Hydro announced today.

The balance of plant contract has been awarded to the WBHO-RCR Joint Venture (WRJV), and includes civil, electrical, and structure construction works.

The turbine supply and install contract has been awarded to Senvion, and includes the supply of 14 Senvion MM92 wind turbines, blades, towers, and associated electrical infrastructure.

Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Hydro, Mike Fuge, said that signing these contracts is a major step forward in the construction program.

“The process was highly competitive, and quality tenders from a range of bidders were considered.

“We are looking forward to working with both WBHO-RCR and Senvion to deliver this important project and the signing of these contracts is a significant step forward” he said.

The awarding of these contracts comes in advance of site mobilisation and major construction activities due to commence early 2017.

A Community Partnerships Group will convene in the New Year as part of Pacific Hydro’s community engagement program.

Earlier this year, Pacific Hydro was purchased by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) through State Power Investment Overseas of China (SPIC Overseas), after participating in a highly competitive international sale process. Yaloak South is Pacific Hydro’s first wind farm construction project since the business was acquired by SPIC earlier in 2016.

SPIC’s commitment to rapid growth in Australia has already seen the purchase of Taralga Wind Farm in New South Wales within the first 100 days of ownership, and plans to expand into utility-scale solar development in Queensland.

For more details about the project visit www.pacifichydro.com.au or call 1800 730 734

Media contact: Adam Chandler, Senior Project Leader – Communications and Engagement 1800 730 734