Senvion – Ceres Wind Farm 600 MW – South Australia - Project Profile
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Senvion S.A. (Senvion) (formerly REpower Australia), a Suzlon Group company is planning to undertake the construction of Ceres Wind Farm Project in Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
The project involves the construction of a 600MW wind farm on 18,000ha. It includes the construction of access roads, converter stations, an operations building, an underground transmission connection from the converter station to Rex Mineral’s Hillside project site, temporary batching plant and site buildings, the installation of 197 wind turbines, 100m high, eight permanent met masts, generators, transformers and the laying of two 300MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables and 74km of marine and terrestrial cables.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd and Kallis & Co Pty Ltd were appointed as the lead consultants and Roam Consulting Pty., Ltd. as engineering consultant for the project.
Cathie Associates Ltd was appointed as geotechnical consultant to undertake Cable Burial Risk Assessment (CBRA) for the marine section of the project’s 60km subsea grid connection cable.
In third quarter of 2012, Senvion submitted a development application to State Government.
In February 2014, South Australian government awarded the approval to go ahead with the development.
In September 2014, the Government of Australia opted to review the Renewable Energy Target (RET) policy.
In April 2017, Senvion applied for amendment in the project plans to South Australia’s Development Assessment Commission (DAC). The amendment includes the changes in the number of wind turbines from 197 to 187, nameplate MW rating of wind farm from 670MW to 636MW, blade length from 57m to 70m and turbine tip height from 150m to 163m.
The project is facing delay due to financial issue.
The project involves the construction of an onshore wind farm facilities having power generating capacity up to 600MW in South Australia, Australia.
The US$1,340 million project includes following:
1. Construction of access roads
2. Construction of converter stations
3. Construction of an operations building
4. Construction of an underground transmission connection from the converter station
5. Construction of temporary batching plant and site buildings
6. Installation of 197 wind turbines
7. Installation of 100m high, eight permanent met masts
8. Installation of transformers and generators
9. Laying of two 300MW HVDC cables
10. Laying of 74km of marine and terrestrial cables
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