Windhoist recently erected the first 2 of 31 turbines at the Granville Harbour wind farm in Tasmania! This is a landmark moment in an exciting project which promises to bolster Australia’s already-impressive wind energy production levels even further!
This project has been a long time in the making, with the original idea for a wind farm in this area being conceived over ten years ago. The erection of these turbines is an incredible undertaking that our team carried out with the utmost professionalism using their extensive expertise and experience.
The 3.6MW turbines stand at 200m in height, making them the tallest in the entire region and some of the tallest in the world. Our team of 30 worked for 13 hours per turbine to attach the blades, each of which measuring in at 62 metres long and requiring a crane that could reach a distance of 150m.
The scale of this project is incredible, and is on track to be completed by 2020. Upon completion, the site will increase the wind power already generated in the state of Tasmania by a third. This will be enough to supply electricity to just under 50,000 homes!
We’d like to thank the entire Windhoist team out in Australia for their continued efforts to get this project up and running as quickly as possible, and wish them all the best in the coming months.