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Contract for Stage 2 works on $3bn project awarded

BMS has deployed its Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane to construct Golden Plains Wind Farm.

Danish renewables company, Vestas, has announced it has received a 577mW order for the second stage of the 1.3gW Golden Plains wind project.

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Awarded by TagEnergy following Vestas’ performance in delivering the first stage of the Golden Plains wind project, the Danish company has been awarded the full Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) for the second stage. The second stage will feature 93 of Vestas’ V162-6.2mW wind turbines from the EnVentus platform.

BMS Heavy Cranes’ LG 1750 was recently spotted on the Golden Plains wind project completing lifts at hub heights of 149m and installing 79m-long blades for stage one on the project.

“The diligence and expertise of Vestas who leveraged world-leading practices developed during the adjacent 756mW Golden Plains Wind Farm Stage 1, ushered the success of financial close for Stage 2,” said TagEnergy’s Managing Director, Andrew Riggs. “We look forward to continuing to work with Vestas.”

Vestas is currently delivering the 756mW EPC contract for the first stage. The extension will provide an additional 577 MW, generating a total of 1.3 GW, making it Vestas’ largest ever onshore wind farm.

Upon completion of first and second stage, Vestas will also deliver a 30-year service and maintenance agreement, to ensure optimal energy production into the Australian grid.

“Through our best-in-class people, wind turbines and capabilities, Vestas is delighted to build and service this landmark project,” said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “As the world’s largest provider of wind energy, we have always been committed to Australia’s sustainable future and we thank TagEnergy, and our subcontractor partners, for joining us in this world-changing mission.”

Delivery of Vestas’ wind turbines second stage of the wind farm is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025, with commissioning to commence in the first quarter of 2026.

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