Dundonnell Wind Farm gets Owner’s Engineer

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Tilt Renewables has named specialist power and water consulting firm Entura as the Owner’s Engineer for the Dundonnell Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.

Located north-east of Mortlake in western Victoria, the wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines, producing up to 336MW of clean, renewable electricity with a connection into the National Electricity Market via a new 38km, 220kV transmission line.

Tilt Renewables was successful in bidding for the Dundonnell Wind Farm to be part of the Victorian Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme (VREAS), securing a Support Agreement by the state.

Clayton Delmarter, General Manager – Renewable Development at Tilt Renewables, said, “With the project having recently achieved financial close, we now look to Entura to undertake design review and construction monitoring services for the wind farm and balance of plant, transmission line and a new terminal station.

“This is an exciting time for us, with construction commencement now anticipated in early 2019 and commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.”

In announcing financial close for the project, Tilt Renewables highlighted the establishment of an agreement for a shared transmission line solution, available to other wind farm operators in the area – avoiding the need to duplicate infrastructure. To enable this, Tilt Renewables will construct a 15km, dual-circuit section as part of the total 38km of new transmission line required for the Dundonnell Wind Farm.

Entura’s Managing Director, Tammy Chu, said, “Having supported Tilt Renewables in the lead up to financial close, we are pleased to continue that partnership as Owner’s Engineer at Dundonnell, working alongside Vestas as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor and AusNet Services as the Transmission Network Services Provider to deliver a successful project.”

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