The First Ship Carrying Equipment for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Sets Sail

On September 10, 2018, Goldwind’s first batch of equipment for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm departed from the Port of Taicang, east China to Victoria, Australia as scheduled. Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is by far the largest overseas wind farm of Goldwind. The 530-MW project is to install 149 3S PMDD wind turbines from Goldwind, the first among wind farms in Austria. The 3S model, recognized by Windpower Monthly as Best Onshore Turbine 3 MW+ 2017, is a smart turbine designed for overseas markets and low-wind-speed areas in China. 

The first batch of equipment laded

Goldwind Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldwind, will deliver the project under an EPC contract and play an ongoing role over the 25 year life of the project under an operation and maintenance agreement. The project is estimated to create over 300 work opportunities during its construction and 25 long-term jobs during its operation. Upon completion, it will produce sufficient energy for 400,000 average Victorian houses.

Goldwind has developed several large wind farms in Australia in recent years, including the 165.5-MW Gullen Range Wind Farm and 175-MW White Rock Wind Farm. The shipment of the first batch for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm marks the beginning of Australian adoption of 3S smart models. The installation is expected to start in early October after the first batch arrives. Equipment shipment for Moorabool Wind Farm and Cattle Hill Wind Farm will begin in mid-October this year.

As of September 2018, the cumulative installed capacity of Goldwind in Australia has exceeded 360 MW and its projects have gone well. Goldwind will continue to work for the Renewable Energy Target set by the Australian Government, fulfil its commitments and contribute to the energy transformation in Australia.