Bango Wind Farm On Schedule

IMAGE: Wind farm turbines are in construction at the energy production site near Boorowa. Image: Bango Wind Farm
IMAGE: Wind farm turbines are in construction at the energy production site near Boorowa. Image: Bango Wind Farm
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Bango Wind Farm project is on schedule with the wind turbines set to be fully operational by the end of this year.

The 10th stage of the $14 million project is in progress. As part of this wind turbine erection stage, the largest parts are being transported to the site just outside of Boorowa and going up.

The building phase is described by developer CWP Renewables as the “visual aspect” as the “wind farm starts to emerge”.

There are cranes lifting tower sections, nacelle, hubs and blades into place.

Delivery of parts to the farm started on May 24 with a police escort early before 7am and are proposed to be completed by June 13.

With the site still a construction zone, 10 of the 46 turbines have main ‘lifts’ completed, with components brought to the top of the towers.

Half are considered at the pre-assembled stage, with 33 sets of the turbine components having been delivered to respective locations.

Each turbine’s large components are:

  • Blades – three sets of blades per tower with each blade consisting of the main section of 65 metres and the tip section of 12 metres, totalling 77 metres in length each.
  • Tower sections - five per tower
  • Nacelle
  • Drive train
  • Hub

In terms of the workers at Bango Wind Farm, there is an average of 180 to 200 men and women working onsite daily. The project is set to create 320 direct jobs.

Energy collected is expected to power 120,000 homes.

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