Senvion 600MW Aussie wind OK

Senvion will supply 197 turbines to the project

Senvion will supply 197 turbines to the project

Suzlon-owned Senvion has received the green light to build the southern hemisphere’s biggest wind farm – the 600MW, A$1.5bn ($1.34bn) Ceres project in South Australia.

The 197-turbine Ceres plan – which includes an undersea HVDC cable across  Gulf St Vincent to connect to the Adelaide grid – was given approval by the South Australian state government yesterday.

Senvion Australia  – formerly known as  REpower Australia – first unveiled plans to develop the wind farm on the state’s Yorke Peninsula in late 2011, taking a 65% stake in the project company.

Germany-based Senvion hopes to start work on the project by the end of this year and complete it in 2016.

The approval is a big boost for Senvion, a subsidiary of India’s Suzlon, Log in to read complete article.

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