Downer EDI-GE consortium secures contract for $350m Australia wind project

Australian engineering and infrastructure company Downer EDI, in association with consortium partner GE Australia, has secured a contract to develop the first stage of $350m Boco Rock wind farm in New South Wales (NSW).

The project is located 10km south west of Nimmitabel, in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains region.

Under the terms of the contract, Downer GE Consortium will provide complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project, while GE is expected to supply and commission 58, 1.7MW and nine, 1.6MW wind turbine generators.

Downer chief executive officer Grant Fenn said the consortium would use its renewable energy sector expertise to build the stage one of the Boco Rock wind farm project.

“Other key wind farms that Downer has delivered successfully include the Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia, Lake Bonney Wind Farm in South Australia, Waubra Wind Farm in Victoria and the Mt Mercer Wind Farm, also in Victoria, which is currently under construction,” added Fenn.

Construction of the project is expected to commence during the third quarter of 2013 with power delivery estimated starting the fourth quarter of 2014.