A consortium of Zenviron Pty Ltd and Vestas – Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd has been awarded a $430 million contract for the delivery of the 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm in northern New South Wales (NSW).
Zenviron will deliver the civil and electrical balance of plant works while Vestas will supply and install the wind turbines. Early design works on the project commenced in July 2016 with practical completion expected in the second half of 2018.
The Sapphire Wind Farm is situated 18km west of Glen Innes and 28km west of Inverell in the New England Tablelands. Once installed, Sapphire Wind Farm will be the largest capacity wind farm in NSW with the tallest machines in Australia at a hub height of 137m. Once operational, the wind farm will supply the equivalent of approximately 110,000 houses with clean energy and abate carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 600,000 tonnes per annum.