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Location: Nhill, VIC 3418

PROJECT SUMMARY

The Kiata Wind Farm project is a 29.7 MW wind farm consisting of 9 Vestas V126 3.45MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) connected into the National Electricity Market (NEM). The Wind Farm is located in western Victoria, Australia, near the town of Nhill.

We were appointed as the Balance of Plant (Civil and Electrical) contractor for this project.

The Kiata Wind Farm project included the procurement and installation of:

  • 2 x 22MVA 66/33kV power transformers
  • 66kV switchgear
  • MV cables
  • Transportable control room
  • 33kV outdoor switchgear
  • Protection and control equipment
  • Operations and maintenance building

The civil balance of plant included the design and construction of approximately 6000 metres of access tracks, 9 WTG hardstands and 9 WTG foundations. An onsite concrete batching plant was also established to supply the almost 4500m³ of concrete required for the project.

The wind farm electrical reticulation network consists of approximately 6,000 metres of direct buried 3 core aluminum XLPE cable connecting the wind turbines to the wind farm substation.

The wind farm substation comprises two (2) 22MVA, 66/33kV transformer bays and associated 66kV switchgear, two (2) outdoor 33kV feeder bays. A transportable building which houses al of the required protection and control equipment together with a separate operations and maintenance building.

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