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Goldwind Australia awards $16M wind farm contract

Wind power company Goldwind Australia has appointed a crane company to undertake a $13 to 16 million lifting, mechanical and electrical installation of 48 wind turbine generators (WTG) in Tasmania.

Boom Logistics will install the WTGs at the Cattle Hill Wind Farm, where works recently restarted following bushfires in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

Eight cranes have been mobilised to Tasmania, including two 750 tonne capacity cranes, to lift the 3-megawatt Goldwind turbines to a hub height of 100 metres.

Construction of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm began in mid-2018 and is expected to be fully operational later this year. Up to 150 staff will work on construction, with six permanent maintenance staff already engaged.

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Once operation, the wind farm will produce energy to power around 63,500 homes.

Boom Logistics CEO Tony Spassopoulos said the company was delighted and proud to have been given the opportunity to work with Goldwind Australia.

“Our contract is a total lifting service that includes cranes, rigging, engineering, mechanical, electrical and project management on site,” he said.

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