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$400m Yandin Wind Farm in WA ready for construction


Posted by Monica Gameng

Alinta Energy is pushing ahead with the construction of what will be Western Australia’s largest wind farm - the 214MW Yandin Wind Farm located approximately 4 kilometres south of the town of Dandaragan and 150 kilometres north of Perth.

For the $400 million project, Alinta Energy has appointed Vestas as its engineering, procurement and construction partner.

“Yandin will drive more affordable and cleaner energy for us, and with our gas-fired power stations it will also help us use gas more efficiently.

“That’ll be good for us, our customers and the environment,” Alinta Energy Executive Director for Merchant Energy Ken Woolley said.

The large-scale wind farm is going to be comprised of 51 wind turbines with each having a 4.2MW capacity - enough to generate power for up to 200,000 homes a year.

The Yandin Wind Farm is going to be connected to a 330-kV electricity network through a new 10-kilometre long transmission line and a terminal station that is going to be supplied and operated by Western Power.

Construction of the wind farm is expected to create up to 150 jobs, with works anticipated to be completed by mid-2020.

Vestas will also be operating and maintaining the new wind farm once it has been commissioned.

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Source: Renew Economy; Australian Financial Review; The West Australian; Renewables Now

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.