India's Suzlon has entered the Australian market, winning a turnkey contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the 94.5 MW Hallett wind farm in South Australia being developed by Australian Gas Light Company (AGL). Suzlon will supply 45, 2.1 MW machines for the A$236 million wind farm, which will be the largest in Australia, says AGL. Australia's largest to date is the 91 MW Wattle Point wind farm, also in South Australia and also owned by AGL, following its acquisition of Southern Hydro last year. Hallett will generate around 24% of AGL's future renewable energy certificates, thus helping the company fulfil its commitment under the government's Mandatory Renewable Energy Target legislation. Construction is to start in September with commissioning in December 2007.
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