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RES Australia Pty Ltd (RES) and Macquarie Capital (MC) is undertaking the construction of Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
The project involves the construction of a 429MW wind farm on 4,250ha of land. It includes the construction of Temporary on-site quarry to reduce heavy vehicle movement on local roads, 75km of internal track and local road improvements, terminal station to connect to the 220kV grid network, operations and maintenance building with car parking.
It also includes the construction of four permanent meteorological masts, Up to three temporary site compounds and concrete batching plant facilities, a substation and the installation of 116 wind turbines each with the power generation capacity of 3MW, generators and transformers and the laying of transmission lines. The wind farm will feature the 3.7M144 turbine type.
The project is being developed in stages as follows:
The first stage includes the construction of 226MW wind farm with the installation of 61 turbines.
The second stage includes the construction of 203MW wind farm with the installation of 55 turbines.
AECOM Australia Pty Ltd has appointed as study consultant for the preparation of planning and land use assessment report. Essential Economics Pty Ltd has been appointed as the study consultant for the preparation of preliminary impact economic assessment study.
Sonus Pty Ltd has been appointed as acoustic Consultant; Xurban and Green Bean Design Pty Ltd as the landscape consultant; Biosis Pty Ltd as the environmental consultant.
In November 2013, Ecological studies works were held.
In April 2016, community consultation was held.
The Ambidji Group has been appointed to for Aeronautical and Aviation Impact Assessment, Qualitative Risk Assessment and Obstacle Lighting Review.
In May 2016, Sonus Pty Ltd has appointed for an environmental noise assessment.
In July 2016, RES submitted a planning application to the Victorian Minister for Planning.
On November 21, 2016, RES secured planning approvals from the State Government of Victoria.
In June 2017, the construction contract has been awarded to turbine manufacturer Senvion, and civil and electrical works contract to Downer.
In January 2018, RES secured planning approval for the project.
In March 2018, RES achieved financial closure for the stage one of the project. RES and Macquarie Capital are providing equity finance for the stage one, a US$251 million debt financing secured through a consortium of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Corporation and Westpac Banking Corporation. Also, Senvion has received a notice to proceed to begin construction activities.
RES signed a long-term power purchase agreement with a consortium led by Telstra include ANZ, Coca-Cola Amatil, and the University of Melbourne for the first stage of the project.
Early construction works are underway on the first stage one and scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.
The project involves the construction of 429MW wind farm on 4,250ha of land near Horsham, Victoria, Australia.
The US$507 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a substation
2. Construction of construction of Temporary on-site quarry to reduce heavy vehicle movement on local roads
3. Construction of 75km of internal track and local road improvements
4. Construction of terminal station to connect to the 220kV grid network
5. Construction of operations and maintenance building with car parking
6. Construction of Up to four permanent meteorological masts
7. Construction of Up to three temporary site compounds and concrete batching plant facilities
8. Construction of a substation
9. Installation of 116 wind turbines
10. Installation of generators
11. Installation of transformers
12. Laying of transmission lines
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