Wind farm developer Goldwind has signed an agreement with a local firm to deliver the Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania, which will support up to 150 jobs during construction.
Hazell Brothers has been awarded the contract, having also successfully completed the site access works for the project.
The agreement signed this week allows Hazell Brothers to commence early works for the project and acknowledges them as the preferred contractor for the full civil and electrical works for the wind farm.
According to a statement from Tasmanian Minister for Energy Guy Barnett, Goldwind has also provided TasNetworks with a Notice to Proceed in relation to the Asset Development Agreement for the project.
The statement said this means the developer has approved for TasNetworks to undertake the capital works needed to connect the wind farm to the Tasmanian grid, with works expected to start soon.
The Cattle Hill Wind Farm will add another 148 megawatts to the Tasmanian electricity system, and increase Tasmania’s wind generation by nearly half.
Once the wind farm goes live at the end of 2019, it will provide 10 long term operational jobs.