The latest chapter in the story of Victorian renewables was written this week with the official energisation of the 132kV transmission line for Goldwind Australia’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm.
The line will connect electricity generated from 149 turbines to the grid – enough power for 390,000 homes – via the newly constructed Haunted Gully Terminal Station (HGTS). The HGTS also officially energised earlier in the month.
Designed, built and owned by Mondo, the energisation of these transmission assets represents the culmination of 18 months’ work for the delivery team, and 14 months of prior planning and design work for the development team. Mondo recognises the contributions of its numerous delivery partners, particularly Zinfra and Jacobs, who supported Mondo in delivering this key piece of Victorian infrastructure.
Kristofer Amato, Senior Project Manager, Mondo, said, “To complete a project of this size is a huge achievement. There are a lot of moving parts in a project like this and the outcome is a testament to the dedication and teamwork between Mondo and our delivery partners. I am particularly proud of our excellent safety record and our successful approach to planning and risk management. Many thanks to all stakeholders involved including the Mondo team, Goldwind Australia, Zinfra, Jacobs and the local community.”
Attention now turns to reinstatement works along the line and the demobilisation of HGTS. Testing will continue on-site until both assets go into official operation when, after nearly 10 years in the making, Goldwind’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will start generating electricity for consumers in early 2020.
John Titchen, Managing Director, Goldwind Australia said, “Goldwind Australia and the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm team extend congratulations to Mondo and all those involved with the construction and energisation of the new Transmission Assets for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm. The scope of the work completed is impressive including 78 km of Transmission Line and a 500kV Terminal Station. Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will provide power for the equivalent of 390,000 average Victorian houses per year, and the completion of the Transmission Assets is a key milestone achieved for the project.”
Mondo is proud to support Australia’s renewable energy future and looks forward to continuing the journey with Goldwind Australia.
Key facts (connection assets)
- 132kV transmission line energised on 14 November, 2019
- Haunted Gully Terminal Station energised on 30 October, 2019
- Transmission line approximately 74km in length
- Consists of 279 poles
Key facts (Stockyard Hill Wind Farm)
- Total installed capacity of approximately 530 MW
- Approximately 390,000 average Victorian houses powered per year
- Approximately 2.0 million tonnes of CO2 savings per year