The Murra Warra Wind Farm celebrates reaching the half way mark in turbine construction, today completing the erection of turbine 31 of the 61 turbines making up the wind farm. Turbine erection continues at the rate of two turbines per week, contingent on wind and weather.
Ongoing work on turbine erection, completion and commissioning, currently has between 85 and 100 workers on site at Murra Warra every working day. Numbers of workers on site peaked at 202 in February 2019 with the simultaneous construction of the terminal station. This follows the recent milestone of 1,000 inductions of workers onto the site, bringing much appreciated employment to the local economy.
Roads, tracks and hardstands were completed in March 2019, with the balance of plant works completed on schedule in April 2019.
RES Australia developed the Murra Warra Wind Farm and has continued involvement as the construction and asset manager. Murra Warra is owned by global private markets investment manager Partners Group on behalf of its clients.
RES Construction Project Manager, Anthony Berzi said “This is an exciting milestone for the Murra Warra Wind Farm. RES in Australia is pleased with the progress of this significant project within our construction portfolio. Murra Warra is a world class project which will be one of the highest performing wind farms in the southern hemisphere.”
Adam Lenihan, Owners Site Representative said “We look forward to celebrating this halfway milestone of turbine erection, it’s a great achievement for all involved. Everyone working to get the project to this point will take satisfaction in reaching this milestone”.
Construction of Murra Warra I, comprising 61 wind turbines, commenced in March 2018. When operational, Murra Warra I will generate enough clean electricity to power 220,000 Victorian homes each year. This represents a C02 emissions reduction of approximately 900,000 tonnes per year or the equivalent of removing 320,000 cars from roads each year.