Electricity and gas provider Alinta has ordered components and awarded the construction contract for the Yandin Wind Farm in Western Australia, which will be Western Australia’s biggest wind farm when built.
The Yandin Wind Farm will provide renewable energy to over 200,000 homes, making it the state’s largest renewable power plant.
Vestas will construct the entire project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement.
Alinta has an owned and contracted generation portfolio of up to 1957MW,
Located approximately 150km north of Perth, the Yandin Wind Farm project will feature 51 Vestas V150-4.2MW turbines with hub heights of 105m to maximise performance in the site’s specific wind conditions.
Alinta will also look to Vestas to keep Yandin operating through a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, designed to maximise uptime and ensure optimised performance of the project.
The service agreement covers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the wind turbines, electrical and civil balance of plant.
The Yandin Wind Farm is the first wind energy project developed by Alinta, and its largest investment in renewable energy to date.
With a very competitive cost of energy, the Yandin project demonstrates Alinta’s determination to make energy more affordable and sustainable for its customers.
Once in operation, Yandin will also allow Alinta to reduce its use of natural gas for electricity generation, reducing its energy production costs and illustrating how renewable energy is quickly becoming the lowest-cost energy technology in Australia.
Commercial operations at Yandin are scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020.