Zenviron secures Lal Lal Wind Farm contract
A consortium of Zenviron Pty Ltd (“Zenviron”), full service balance-of-plant (BoP) specialists, and Vestas – Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd (“Vestas”), a global leader in wind energy solutions, has been awarded a contract for the delivery of Lal Lal Wind Farms in regional Victoria.
Zenviron will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of BoP works, while Vestas will supply and install the wind turbines.
Lal Lal Wind Farms comprises two sections, nine kilometres apart, located on farmland across Victoria’s Moorabool Shire, south-east of Ballarat. The Yendon section will connect to the existing Ballarat Area Terminal distribution line, while the Elaine section will connect directly to the adjacent Elaine Terminal Station.
Early engineering works have been completed and construction is underway, with plans for the Lal Lal Wind Farms to be fully operational by the second half of 2019.
With 60 turbines, total generating capacity of the Lal Lal Wind Farm is 228MW, which is expected to power approximately 95,000 homes a year. This represents a saving of 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Once operational, the project will contribute through a community fund initiative a further $100,000 worth of grants annually, and bring jobs and local business opportunities to the local region.
Commenting on the contract win, Zenviron General Manager, Carl Keating, said:
“Lal Lal Wind Farm is our third contract award for 2018, demonstrating Zenviron’s leadership in the renewable market delivering balance-of-plant works. We’re excited to again be working with Vestas in delivering a sustainable energy future for Australia.”
Vestas’ Country Head, Australia & New Zealand, Mr. Peter Cowling said: “This is now the third wind farm that Vestas and Zenviron are working together as a consortium, further leveraging each party’s strengths to deliver optimised projects to our customers.”
The project is owned by a partnership comprising InfraRed Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital and Northleaf Capital.