This week we're highlighting some of the past projects in the renewable sector in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The A$260 million (£140 million) Mt Mercer wind farm was the first NEC project undertaken in Australia using NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECC). It was also the first wind farm to be built in Australia by Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest renewable electricity generator and a major user of NEC contracts since the early 2000s. The 64 turbine, 131MW renewable energy facility extends over a 2600ha site in the Golden Plains Shire, approximately 30km south of Ballarat in Western Victoria. Each turbine includes a 92.5m diameter, three-bladed rotor mounted on top of an 80m tall tower. The turbines are connected via a 33kV underground electrical collector network to a new substation, which in turn links to the national grid at Elaine 22km away via a new 132kV overhead power line. Read more here: #renewable #greenenergy #netzero #cleanenergy #windfarm #fromthearchive

Posted by Panumas from NEC Contracts at 2023-09-04 12:18:03 UTC