The first of 48 wind turbines has been erected at Goldwind’s Cattle Hill Wind Farm.
Company and government officials travelled to the Central Highlands to celebrate the milestone, with construction of the $300 million project expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Goldwind Australia Managing Director, John Titchen, said the investment was committed based on a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Aurora to purchase Tasmanian generated renewable energy certificates produced by the wind farm, underpinned by the Federal Renewable Energy Target.
“Goldwind and Power China Resources Group appreciate the significant project progress, reflecting a team effort by many major project partners and approximately 150 staff currently working on site,” Mr Titchen said.
More than one quarter of the turbine components have been delivered to site.
The turbines will be up to 170 metres in height and the three blades positioned at the top of the tower are 68.5 metres long.
Once operational, Cattle Hill Wind Farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes.