Helping deliver Victoria’s renewable future
WBHO Infrastructure is on course to complete civil works for two Victorian wind farms in the coming months: Mount Gellibrand and Yaloak South Wind Farms.
Collectively, the two wind farms will provide clean energy to 100,000 households, and construction has delivered jobs boosts for regional Victoria.
The projects represent WBHO’s latest delivery in renewable energy, which has become a key growth sector for the business, with numerous wind and solar opportunities being pursued across all Australian states.
Despite Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm’s ambitious seven-month program for civil works, WBHO and its delivery partner Civilex are on course for early delivery, with foundations for the 44 turbines, 27km of internal roads and 5km external road upgrades all ahead of schedule.
Commissioning and completion is expected in December 2017 – the same month that Yalaok South works finish.
WBHO’s “local first” procurement policy has prioritised benefitting local communities and businesses.
Mount Gellibrand, 25km east of Colac, has created or retained 40 jobs, and achieved 99 per cent local content for subcontractors and suppliers, with most subcontractors based within 50km of site. Similarly, Yaloak South Wind Farm, 80km northwest of Melbourne, has delivered opportunities to more than 30 local subcontractors.
With renewable energy a priority sector for WBHO, the business will continue to help deliver employment opportunities and clean energy for Victoria, and across Australia.
The Yaloak South Wind Farm is due for completion in December.