Crit­i­cal parts for Mt Gel­li­brand

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS - CAMERON DRUMMOND

A $7 MIL­LION de­liv­ery of crit­i­cal com­po­nents has ar­rived at ACCIONA En­ergy’s 132 megawatt (MW) Mt Gel­li­brand wind farm project in re­gional Vic­to­ria. Two main power trans­form­ers and 44 kiosk trans­form­ers were de­liv­ered by Vic­to­rian-based Wil­son Trans­former Com­pany af­ter a 25 week man­u­fac­tur­ing process. The trans­form­ers are vital links in con­nect­ing the wind farm’s tur­bines to the grid. The $258m wind farm project, 25km east of Co­lac in Vic­to­ria, em­ploys about 100 con­struc­tion work­ers and will have about 10 on­go­ing po­si­tions once in op­er­a­tional. ACCIONA Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Brett Wick­ham said the com­pany was a firm be­liever in en­gag­ing with lo­cal in­dus­try wher­ever it could. “Com­pa­nies like Wil­son Trans­former Com­pany show that in­creas­ing num­bers of busi­nesses see long-term sus­tain­able growth op­por­tu­ni­ties in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor, and that should be en­cour­aged as the in­dus­try ex­pands.” Wil­son Trans­former Com­pany man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ed Wil­son said the com­pany was pleased to en­hance its re­la­tion­ship with ACCIONA through the Mt Gel­li­brand con­tract. “Lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing such as this is vital for our econ­omy, and we have a highly-skilled team that our cus­tomers can rely on to de­liver re­li­able prod­ucts that stand the test of time,” Mr Wil­son said.

“Com­pa­nies like Wil­son Trans­former Com­pany show that in­creas­ing num­bers of busi­nesses see long-term sus­tain­able growth op­por­tu­ni­ties in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor, and that should be en­cour­aged as the in­dus­try ex­pands.”

Im­age: ACCIONA.

Mr Gel­li­brand has re­ceived 46 trans­form­ers vi­tal for project de­vel­op­ment.

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