Work at the Cherry Tree Wind Farm is progressing, with the pouring of 15 of the 16 wind turbine foundations now completed.
Works are also well under way on the construction of the wind farm substation and the operation and maintenance building.
Infigen Energy project director Stuart Black said construction was progressing at a rapid pace.
“Site access roads, turbine base foundations and other key works are progressing well while the first shipment of turbine components has arrived in the Port of Geelong,” he said.
“The turbine components will be transported to site and deliveries are scheduled to commence late September.
“All main deliveries will arrive at site via the Goulburn Valley Hwy and then Kobyboyn Rd before turning off onto Homewood Rd to access the main site. All deliveries will be escorted.”
Members of the Cherry Tree Wind Farm construction team recently spoke to Seymour College Year 12 students who are undertaking a science project for the wind farm.
The team is also involved in several community initiatives through sponsorship of the Seymour Show, Seymour Football Netball Club, Seymour FM community radio and the NAIDOC parade, and recently the project team sponsored and attended the Tallarook Farmers’ Market’s 10th birthday.
Renewable energy developer Infigen Energy is working to deliver the project for the owner, John Laing Group.
John Laing is a manager of renewable energy and infrastructure projects, owning several wind and solar farms across Australia.
Infigen will manage the construction for John Laing and once the wind farm is complete Infigen will purchase 100 per cent of the electricity generated.
The project is expected to create 80 direct jobs during construction and five permanent jobs during its 30-year operating life.
The expected annual generation output from the wind farm will power 37,000 average Victorian households and avoid the emission of 200,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.