Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

This large-scale facility will power approximately 391,000 homes and save around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.


Location

  • Victoria, Australia

Sector

Service

  • Construction Management
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Energy Management and Efficiency
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Project Status

  • Due to be completed in late 2019

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is in Victoria’s central highlands, about 35 km west of Ballarat. It will comprise 149 turbines with a total capacity of 530 MW. This large-scale facility has the potential to harness one of Victoria’s best wind resources.

 

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd is the owner of the project.

 

Goldwind Australia is providing Engineer, Procure and Contract (EPC) services as well as Warranty, Operations and Maintenance services once operational. They appointed SNC-Lavalin and the WBHO Joint Venture as the Balance of Plant Contractor. Origin Energy will purchase the energy generated by the wind farm and the associated renewable energy certificates until 2030.

 

Optimising Construction

As Owner’s Engineer, WSP assists Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd in the construction of the wind farm. Our duties include:

  • Reviewing the EPC and network service provider design
  • Responding to requests for information
  • Conducting site inspections and meetings
  • Making specialist site visits and inspections (geotechnical, electrical, mechanical, SCADA, general BOP, FAT and environmental compliance)
  • Attending safety risk review workshop attendance (HAZID, HAZCON, HAZOP)
  • Reporting and maintaining an issues and risk register
  • Supporting Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd with technical and commercial support
  • Assessing contractors’ claims

 

Powering Sustainable Outcomes

Construction began in June 2018. Once complete, the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will power approximately 391,000 Victorian homes and save approximately two million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Anticipated annual production
530 MW
Powers
391000 homes
Turbines
149