ESO’s new Victorian office is off to rapid start with the securing of the survey work for the construction of the $1 billion Macarthur Wind Farm in rural Victoria for Leighton Contractors.

Proposed as the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, the farm will generate up to 420 Megawatts of electricity – enough energy to power around 220,000 average Victorian homes each year. It is expected the first section of the wind farm will be complete in May 2012, with a total project completion date scheduled for early 2013 (text from www.leightoncontractors .com.au)

The scope of works for the two contracts is inclusive of the Macarthur Wind Farm 33/132kV sub-station, Tarrone 132/500kV terminal sub-station, 12 km of 132kV overhead transmission line to the Tarrone terminal sub-station, 33kV underground cable collector systems, sub-station SCADA interface, as well as the international shipping, local transportation and mechanical erection of the 85 metre towers, machine heads and blades. (text from www.leightoncontractors .com.au)

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