Wind farm powers ahead

THE Boco Rock wind farm near Nimmitabel is right on schedule with a number of concrete foundations for the 67 wind turbines poured already.

Four foundation pours were completed at the end of January, and since then about two to three 'pours' are being done each week throughout February.

The next stage will be the delivery of the giant turbines to the Nimmitabel site at the end of March.

Turbine components will be shipped to the Port of Eden and transported along the Princes Highway, Imlay Road, the Monaro Highway and Springfield Road, with minor road works required to allow for their safe movement.

The $350 million wind farm is expected to have power delivered to the grid from the end of this year, and the project completed by 2015.

The Boco Rock wind farm is located 10km south west of Nimmitabel, and 30km north of Bombala.

Construction for the first phase of the Boco Rock wind farm is for 67 of the 122 approved wind turbine sites.

Electricity will start to be generated in November/December this year, with full production expected by February 2015.

A power line connecting the wind farm to the Essential Energy owned lines at Steeple Flat is also part of stage one.

Boco Rock Wind Farm is owned by Thai Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO).

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