Senvion has secured the Notice to Proceed with the construction of Stage 2, adding 86 MW to Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of Stage 1 is well underway and will feature 35 Senvion turbines. Stage 2 will see an additional 24 turbines installed and operating by mid-2020 adding 86 MW of generating capacity to the project.
When complete, the Lincoln Gap wind farm will comprise 59 Senvion 3.6M140 turbines. Stages 1 and 2 combined will have a total generating capacity of over 212 MW, producing enough energy to power 155,000 households in South Australia.
Nexif Energy has issued Senvion with Notice to Proceed and construction of Stage 2 of the project will now commence.
David Hardy, Executive Director and CSO of Senvion, said: “We are pleased to have secured the official go-ahead to deliver the second stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm. This is a great affirmation of the performance of our local team and we are very pleased about the ongoing cooperation with Nexif Energy. We are also committed to continue to work closely with the local community to provide opportunities for businesses and individuals to benefit from this important project.”
Srinivas Rao, EVP, Projects and Operations of Nexif, said: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Senvion on the Lincoln Gap project. Australia is a very competitive market and Senvion’s technology package and turn-key approach has greatly contributed to the success of this complex wind farm project. Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, when constructed, will represent a total investment of more than $480 million by Nexif Energy in Australia.”
Senvion announced the 300 MW conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the Lincoln Gap and Glen Innes wind farms in February 2017. Stage 1 of Lincoln Gap was converted into a firm order in November 2017.