Infigen announces new wind farmWritten by admin , April 3rd, 2017 // EPC Engineering
Infigen Energy has announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales.
Bodangora wind farm will be built by a consortium comprising General Electric (GE) and civil-engineering construction company Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON) under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Infigen Energy’s Managing Director Ross Rolfe said, “We have been delighted to work with our partners in bringing this project to fruition. Critical to our success has been the role played by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and NORD/LB, in providing Infigen with $163 million debt facilities.”
The project will provide approximately 120 direct jobs during construction and seven full-time jobs during its operating life.
“The Bodangora project is set to deliver a substantial increase in clean energy in regional New South Wales, and is well positioned to capitalise on the state’s natural strengths in renewable energy. We have been pleased to work with Infigen and NORB/LB to accelerate the development and delivery of this important project,” said Andrew Gardner, CEFC Wind sector lead.
“Together with CEFC, we are proud to have been able to support Infigen and GE with their Bodangora wind farm by providing a long-term financing package, tailored to the project’s partially-contracted revenue structure. NORD/LB is committed to developing its presence in the Australian energy market with renewable energy generation being at the core of our strategy,” said Olaf-Alexander Wiedemann, CEO, NORD/LB Asia-Pacific.
Geoff Culbert, President & CEO, GE Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea, said, “We are pleased to bring energy experience and expertise to the Bodangora wind farm. The 33 GE 3.43 wind turbines to be installed are part of our newest, most powerful and scalable platform. Through our service and maintenance agreement, we also look forward to adding maximum value to the project for years to come.”