Goldwind to build 165MW project in Australia

AUSTRALIA: Goldwind is to build a 165MW project in Australia, using its latest 2.5MW turbine, its largest project outside China.

Goldwind's 2.5MW turbine will be used on the project

The Gullen Range wind farm, located in the plateaus of southern New South Wales, will comprise 73 units of Goldwind 2.5MW direct drive permanent magnetic wind turbines.

Construction of the project will start at the end of this year. It will be completed and connected to the grid in 2013. The project will also be the first large-scale wind farm project to gain Transgrid access since 2010.

John Titchen, executive director of Goldwind Australia, said that the Gullen Range project is the second large-scale wind farm that Goldwind develops in Australia. It is also the first time, Goldwind has its technically mature 2.5MW wind turbines in the Australian market.

Earlier this month, Goldwind sold its 19.5MW Mortons Lane wind farm to developer China Guangdong Nuclear (CGN) Wind Energy. The ML project is located in the western part of Victoria State, Australia. It consists of 13 1.5MW Goldwind direct-drive turbines.

Goldwind has completed construction of Shady Oaks wind farm in Illinois in the United States and Adama wind farm in Ethiopia. It is commissioning the wind farms to connect them to the grids.

To date, Goldwind has installed over 300MW turbines in the overseas markets in about 10 countries.