Shovel ready: Crowlands Wind Farm construction builds up

3 November 2016

Construction of Crowlands Wind Farm Project is rapidly moving to an advanced stage, with tendering for turbine supply and balance of plant to begin within weeks, Pacific Hydro announced today.

Earlier this year Pacific Hydro was acquired by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and a detailed review of the development pipeline is now drawing to a close.

“The review process is coming to an end and strong endorsement from our new owners suggests that Crowlands will be the next cab off the rank, following commencement of construction at Yaloak South last month.” Pacific Hydro CEO Mike Fuge said today.

“This is a company with rapid growth aspirations”, he added.

A number of activities will be undertaken over the coming months in advance of major site mobilisation, including re-engagement with the community, final surveys and assessments.

Negotiations with network connection partners are underway and calls for tenders for turbine supply, balance of plant, and other works are expected to follow in the next few weeks.

In line with Pacific Hydro’s commitment to support the local economy and local jobs, businesses in the area interested in supplying to the project are invited to register their details and capabilities on the Contractors and Suppliers section of the Pacific Hydro website.

Crowlands Wind Farm Project was granted planning approval in August 2010 after a long period of consultation with the local community.

The project will produce enough clean energy to supply the power needs of over 50,000 Victorian homes.

Pacific Hydro was founded in Australia in 1992 and is a global owner, operator and developer of wind and hydro renewable energy assets across Chile, Australia and Brazil. With a substantial pipeline of development projects and a growing electricity retail business in Australia, the company has an established record of identification, development and operation of renewable energy assets and significant in-house expertise.

Pacific Hydro was acquired by the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) through State Power Investment Overseas Co. Ltd of China (SPIC Overseas) in January 2016, after participating in a highly competitive international sale process.

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