Press release, NewEn Australia, Monday March 5
Work on the Salt Creek Wind Farm officially began at 9.30am this morning.
The project was officially started today by NewEn Australian Director Ernst Weyhausen, who met with early works contractor W.A. Molan & Sons on site.
“It was a very rewarding occasion, to see construction of the Salt Creek Wind Farm finally begin and see the work being commenced by the local quarry operator,” Mr Weyhausen said.
“We have been working on the development process of the Salt Creek Wind Farm for many years now so it is very pleasing to see the project finally underway.”
Mr Weyhausen said the early works stage of development involved site preparation, stripping of the site compound, earthworks, signage, fencing by Woorndoo contractor Trevor Carmichael and construction of a base for the site facilities including an office, car and truck parking area and batch plant, to facilitate the mixing of concrete on site.
“There are various stages of construction and it will be some time before the project is completed and we near the commission stage.”
The Salt Creek Wind Farm is permitted for up to 15 turbines. However, discussions are underway with local land holders and the Moyne Shire Council to amend the permit to about 10 wind turbines.