Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a 194 MW wind farm complex in Australia, which will combine installation of 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines with a battery energy storage system.
Under the terms of the contract with the renewable energy IPP Neoen, SGRE will build the entire complex on an EPC basis, and then maintain it for 25 years. This hybrid facility will be located in Stawell in the state of Victoria. It will be called the Bulgana Green Energy Hub, and it will comprise a 194 MW wind farm as well as a 20 MW/34 MWh lithium-ion battery. EPC construction is scheduled to start straight away and commissioning of the facility is expected by August 2019.
The facility has already secured two power purchase agreements: one with the Government of the state of Victoria for the next 15 years; and the other with the Australian agribusiness Nectar Farms for the next 10 years.
This is the fourth EPC contract undertaken by SGRE for NEOEN in Australia, for which it has already installed over 300 MW nationwide.