Mount Emerald Wind Farm

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm
Country Australia
Coordinates 17°11′S 145°22′E / 17.183°S 145.367°E / -17.183; 145.367Coordinates: 17°11′S 145°22′E / 17.183°S 145.367°E / -17.183; 145.367
Status Under construction
Construction began February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
Construction cost $400 million
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Avg. site elevation 900 m (2,953 ft)
Site usage Farm Land
Site area 2,422 ha (24 km2)
Hub height 90 m (295 ft)
Rotor diameter 117 m (384 ft)
Rated wind speed 50 km/h (13.9 m/s)
Power generation
Units operational 53
Make and model Vestas v112 & v117
Nameplate capacity 180 MW
Annual net output 500-600 GWh

Mount Emerald Wind Farm is a 180 MW wind power station currently under construction on Mount Emerald approximately 8 km WNW of Tolga, and 49 km SW of Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. It consists of 37 Vestas v117-3.45 and 16 Vestas v112-3.3.The project is a joint venture between Port Bajool and Ratch Australia Corporation Limited. Ratch Australia bought the project from Transfield Services in July 2011.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mount Emerald Newsletter 3" (PDF). RATCH Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2012.