Vestas to build largest wind farm in New South Wales
Vestas, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer, has secured a 396 MW contract for Rye Park Wind Farm in Australia – the largest wind farm in New South Wales.
Working in partnership with Tilt Renewables, which is now part of the investment fund Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR), Vestas will supply and install 66 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode for the project.
Upon completion of the project, Vestas will also deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Rye Park Wind Farm will be its second largest project in Australia.
In addition to providing clean energy for the equivalent of around 215,000 homes annually, Rye Park Wind Farm will create around 250 jobs during the peak of its construction.
“Vestas values our partnership with Tilt Renewables and PowAR as we build on our existing footprint of nearly 400 MW of wind energy in Australia,” said Peter Cowling, head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand.
“We look forward to providing the installation and long-term maintenance for Rye Park Wind Farm which once operational, will be the largest wind farm in New South Wales”.
Delivery of Vestas’ wind turbines is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2022, with commissioning to commence in the second quarter of 2023.