Powering along

The first wind turbines have been assembled at the Boco Rock Wind Farm.

The first wind turbines have been assembled at the Boco Rock Wind Farm.

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THE first turbines at the Boco Rock Wind Farm have been assembled in the past week, with project manager Adrian Oakey pleased with the progress being made at the Nimmitabel site.

After a large shipment of blades arrived at the Port of Eden last week, the first turbine was assembled on Wednesday, June 11.

"Installation of our first complete wind turbine is a huge step forward and marks the start of the next phase of construction," Mr Oakey said.

"We've been making good progress so far this year, thanks to the hard work of the whole construction team."

In early May, the start of the tower construction occurred, requiring a 360 tonne crane to assemble the base and mid-tower sections.

Installation of the turbine component of the project follows six weeks of deliveries which will continue for another few months.

Deliveries are made to the site on a daily basis, as a number of trucks travel between the site and Eden.

"It's safe to say the process of assembling everything is on track," Mr Oakey said.

Mr Oakey who has been involved with the project since 2009, says work is moving along nicely and expects the wind farm to be completed within its expected time frame.

"Weather permitting, we're on schedule to be completed for February, 2015," Mr Oakey said.

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