Goldwind has appointed Crisp Bros. & Haywards for a major tower supply contract for its $300 million Cattle Hill Wind Farm.

Twenty per cent of the tower components required for the 48 turbines at the Central Highlands development will be manufactured by the Haywards team in an $8 million deal.

Goldwind Managing Director John Titchen said a number of Tasmanian project partners were working to make the construction of the wind farm possible.

Hazell Bros is undertaking the full civil and electrical works for the project while Gradco is completing over $10 million of road upgrades in the region to facilitate the development.

“Alongside our major project partners are many local subcontractors and suppliers that are critical to the construction of the project,” Mr Titchen said.

Haywards has also been engaged by Hazell Bros for a $4 million contract to assist with the production of tower foundations for the turbines.

Construction of Cattle Hill Wind Farm commenced in mid-2018 and is expected to be fully operational in late 2019. Progress was temporarily halted by the Central Highlands bushfires in January.

Approximately 120 staff are back working on site, with up to 150 expected during peak construction.

Six of the permanent maintenance staff for the project have already been engaged, with up to 10 permanent maintenance staff required once the wind farm is complete.

The wind farm  will produce clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes.