TURBINES at Murra Warra Wind Farm have started to generate power for the first time.
A total of 15 turbines have been energised and are connected to the grid. Of those, eight have been commissioned and are generating power.
Owner's site representative Adam Lenihan said turbines only started to generate power once they had been commissioned.
There are 25 turbines completely constructed at the site. The first stage of farm will comprise of 61 turbines, while the second stage will consist of 55 turbines.
Each blade measures 70.5 metre-long blade. Once completely constructed, each wind tower will measure 211 metres-high from base to tip making them the highest turbines in Australia.
#FridayFeeling We know this isn't our usual #fridayphoto but as we head into the #BankHolidayWeekend we just had to share this amazing construction footage of @MurraWarra Wind Farm, our flagship project in Australia, with you all! #powerforgood#renewablespic.twitter.com/3PcrDnyD5F— RES (@RESGroup) May 3, 2019
Mr Lenihan said each turbine took a significant amount of time to be constructed.
"We have two cranes constructing the turbines, and they each do about one each week. So there are two turbines going up each week - sometimes it's a little bit more or a little bit less, it just depends on the wind," he said.
"It takes us two days every time we need to move the crane to the next spot. Stage one is a little bit behind, but not far. It's on track to be completed in the third quarter of this year."
The farm recently welcomed its 1000th worker on site. Mr Lenihan predicted that the number would now be close to 1050 people.
"There will eight wind turbine technicians and a manager on site once it's completed. The technicians will do servicing and maintenance on the turbines," he said.
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