Australia-based Palisade Investment Partners Limited (Palisade) has placed a 112-megawatt (MW) turnkey order with Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas for the Granville Harbour Wind Farm in Tasmania, Australia, Vestas said Thursday.
The order includes civil and electrical works, supply and commissioning of 31 V126-3.6 MW turbines as well as a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) full-scope service package to maximize energy production for the lifetime of the project.
'The solution will provide low-cost renewable energy that can power more than 46,000 local homes,' a press release read.
The project also 'supports both Tasmania's ambitious target to be self-sufficient with renewable energy and Tasmania’s role within the National Electricity Market as a key source of renewable energy to mainland Australia,' the statement added.
'With its 137-meter-tall towers, the project will host the tallest turbines in Tasmania, which will maximize annual energy production, reduce the cost of energy and deliver the best business case for Palisade,' it said.
Vestas Asia-Pacific President Clive Turton said the Granville Harbour Project was the company’s fifth project in Tasmania.
'This project underlines how Vestas, as the dominant renewable energy player in the state, supports the government's ambitious goal to make Tasmania self-sufficient on renewable energy by 2022,' he added.
Commercial operations at Granville Harbour are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.
According to the statement, the project was initially developed by Westcoast Wind, which undertook long-term wind monitoring at the Granville Harbour site and secured the necessary local, state and federal planning approvals.
Palisade, a specialist, independent infrastructure manager, acquired 100 percent of Westcoast Wind in February.
Vestas has installed 92 gigawatts of wind turbines in 79 countries so far.
By Hale Turkes