Dundonnell Wind Farm

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Dundonnell Wind Farm
CountryAustralia
LocationDundonnell
Coordinates37°52′S 142°58′E / 37.87°S 142.97°E / -37.87; 142.97
StatusUnder construction
Construction beganJanuary 2019
Owner(s)Tilt Renewables
Wind farm
Type
Power generation
Units under const.80 × 4.2 MW
Nameplate capacity336 MW
Websitehttps://www.tiltrenewables.com/assets-and-projects/Dundonnell-Wind-Farm/

Dundonnell Wind Farm is under construction at Dundonnell, 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Mortlake in the Australian state of Victoria. Construction began in January 2019. When completed in 2020, it will have 80 wind turbines generating 336MW of electricity. The drive trains and hubs will be assembled at the former Ford Australia site in Geelong.[1]

The wind farm will be the largest in Victoria when it is completed, and has contracts to supply 37% of its output to the government of Victoria and 50% to Snowy Hydro. It is being developed by Tilt Renewables.[2] The wind farm will connect to the grid via 38 kilometres of 220kV overhead transmission line to a substation near the Mortlake Power Station.[3]

A 327 tonne transformer transported at night took four nights to reach Dundonnell from Glen Waverley in eastern Melbourne in August 2019.[4] It was manufactured there by the Wilson Transformer Company.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorrath, Sophie (26 September 2019). "Vestas wind turbine assembly plant opens at old Ford factory in Victoria". Renew Economy. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ Vorrath, Sophie (18 January 2019). "Construction begins on 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – one of biggest in Victoria". Renew Economy. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ Himmelreich, Everard (17 January 2019). "Work begins on 80-turbine Dundonnell wind farm". The Standard. Australian Community Media. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  4. ^ Beers, Lucy Mae (12 August 2019). "Superload to hit the road and cause traffic delays across Melbourne". 7NEWS. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  5. ^ Cowan, Geordie (8 August 2019). "Superload made in Glen Waverley by Wilson Transformer Company hits the road". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 November 2019.