Australia

Australia

Goldwind to supply Australian hybrid project

Goldwind will supply up to 46 turbines for a hybrid project in Western Australia that will also feature 50MW of solar PV and storage capacity.

Lacour Energy's Kondinin project will be built on a 280 kilometres inland from Australia's south-west coast
Lacour Energy's Kondinin project will be built on a 280 kilometres inland from Australia's south-west coast

Google Translate

It will supply turbines and manage construction at Lacour Energy’s Kondinin site 280 kilometres east of  Perth, south-west Australia.

The developer announced the appointment of Goldwind Australia after it secured federal and state approval for Kondinin.

Lacour has not confirmed the wind power capacity due to be installed at the project, but planning documents suggest it will be approximately 120MW.

Construction is due to start in late 2019 and last between 18 and 24 months, Lacour stated, indicating a completion date of late 2021.

The developer will be able to connect Kondinin’s wind and solar components to an existing substation in Western Power’s network, it added.

Together with the area’s "strong wind resource", Kondinin could be "one of the lowest cost (energy) projects in Australia", Lacour director Mark Rayner said.

The developer added that wind power’s production predominantly happening at night was complementary to solar’s daytime energy production.

Lacour is also developing a 1GW-plus hybrid project in Queensland, north-east Australia.

In June 2018, it received development approval from the state government for the Clarke Creek project, which will comprise more than 800MW of wind power capacity, between 200MW and 400MW of solar PV, and an unspecified battery storage facility.

Goldwind is also due to provide Clarke Creek’s 195 wind turbines.

Other developers are also planning to add solar and/or storage to Australian wind farms. CWP Renewables, Windlab, Infigen, and Neoen are among those developing hybrid projects in Australia.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Windpower Monthly Events


Latest Jobs