Vestas has secured a 396MW contract for the Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. It will be the second project in Asia Pacific to feature Vestas’ EnVentus platform.
Vestas will supply and install 66 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0MW operating mode.
Rye Park Wind Farm will be Vestas’ second-largest Australian project, and it will be the largest wind farm in New South Wales. In addition to providing clean energy for the equivalent of approximately 215,000 homes annually, Rye Park Wind Farm will create around 250 jobs during the peak of its construction and up to 10 ongoing regional jobs during its operational life.
The project is a partnership with Tilt Renewables, which is now part of the leading Australian renewable energy generator Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR),
“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.
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.