CPB Contractors was responsible for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria as part of a Vestas-led consortium.
Spanning 5,500 hectares of freehold agricultural land, the Macarthur Wind Farm crosses three properties predominantly occupied by sheep and cattle farming. CPB Contractors’ scope of work comprised the associated Balance of Plant design and construction including:
- Electrical balance of plant including underground 33kV collector system
- Civil works including all internal roads, hardstands, cable trenching and foundations
- 33/132kV sub-station including transformer
- 12km 132kV overhead transmission line to the Tarrone terminal station
- Installation of Vestas wind turbines
- International and local transportation and site erection of V112-3.0MW machine head, tower and blade.
The farm generates up to 420 Megawatts of electricity through 140 Vestas V112-3.0MW wind turbines. This is enough energy to power approximately 220,000 average Victorian homes each year.
The Macarthur Wind Farm was developed by an unencumbered joint venture between AGL Energy and Meridian Energy, with Meridian Energy maintaining control of the land rights through existing landowner lease agreements and AGL Energy providing the Power Purchase Agreement.