The Macarthur Wind Farm is a wind farm under construction in Victoria, Australia, being built by a joint venture formed by AGL Energy and Meridian Energy. The project is located in Macarthur, Victoria on a 5,500 ha site and it has been permitted to generate up to 420 MW. The wind farm will comprise 140 3 MW Vestas V112 wind turbines manufactured in Denmark. It is expected to be the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere, generating enough power for 220,000 homes and abating 1.7 million tons of greenhouse gases annually.
The project is estimated to cost A$1 billion and is due for completion in 2013. It is constructed by Vestas and Leighton Contractors. The first completed turbines have been connected to the grid in September 2012.
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