Final workers celebrating

The Coopers Gap Wind Farm has achieved a major milestone, with the delivery of the final component of the wind farm by the LCR Renewable Energy Team.

The Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) owned wind farm will be one of the largest wind farms in Australia once completed.

With each of the 123 turbines being made up of ten components, there was a total of 1658 components making their way from the Port of Brisbane to the Coopers Gap site.  

The total transport travelled in kilometres, which includes pilot vehicles, police escorts, steerers and trucks, to get these components from the port to site, was 3,630,510km.

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) Energy & Infrastructure General Manager, Lance MacManus,  said, “It has been great to work with AGL, GE and Catcon to deliver the first wind farm in the region.

“They have set a high  standard around local content and engagement and TSBE have worked with them to identify local suppliers.

“The final delivery of components to site by LCR group is a big milestone and also means the heavy components are off the road for the holiday traffic.”

Mr MacManus said the construction of the remaining towers and site work will continue in 2020. 

AGL’s Coopers Gap Wind Farm Project Director, Brian McEvoy, said, “It has been a mammoth task to ensure the safe and timely delivery of over 1600 components, and I would like to thank LCR group for their expertise in undertaking this element of the project.

“We currently have over 40 turbines generating electricity into the grid, and will continue construction of the remaining turbines with continued focus on safety and community.” 

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