Goldwind appoints Entura as independent advisor on White Rock Wind Farm
June 22, 2016
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been appointed by Goldwind Australia to provide independent advice during the construction of the 175 MW White Rock Wind Farm.
Located west of Glen Innes in the New England/Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia, White Rock Wind Farm will be larger than any currently operating wind farm in the state. Once completed, it will produce sufficient clean renewable energy to power approximately 75,000 homes and the project investment will exceed $400 million.
The project is jointly-owned by CECEP Wind-Power Corporation (CECWPC), which holds a 75% interest, and Goldwind, which holds a 25% interest. Goldwind Australia will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services to the project as well as Warranty Operations and Maintenance during the operations period.
Entura will act as independent advisor to Goldwind Australia during construction, providing engineering design review and site inspections for the balance of plant contract, which includes the main wind farm civil and electrical works.
“We’re pleased to welcome Entura to the White Rock Wind Farm project team,” said John Titchen, Managing Director of Goldwind Australia. “Entura’s wealth of experience in renewable energy generation projects will help ensure the successful delivery of this milestone project for CECWPC and Goldwind.”
Commenting on the appointment, Entura Managing Director Tammy Chu said: “We’re pleased to partner with Goldwind on this exciting project that will contribute to the introduction of more renewable energy to the Australian National Electricity Market.”
As part of Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy producer, Entura can draw on 20 years of experience developing wind farms at the forefront of the industry in Australia. The firm has also been involved in more than 100 advanced and operational wind farm projects totalling more than 20 000 MW in India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, China, the Philippines, New Zealand and the Pacific.
For more information on the project visit the White Rock Wind Farm website.