Squadron Energy, Australia’s leading renewable energy company, has achieved a major milestone this week with the successful installation of the 25th turbine at Clarke Creek Wind Farm.

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Turbine installation involves large cranes lifting the tower sections, nacelle, hub and blades in place.

The turbines at Clarke Creek Wind Farm stand 207m tall and have three 76.2m blades with each turbine involving the installation of 13 components.

Additional civil work is continuing onsite with the construction of new internal access tracks; construction of turbine foundations; installation of the internal electrical reticulation system and construction of the substation and main transmission line network.

Clarke Creek Wind Farm Construction Manager Wayne Mills said: “Seeing this progress of the project with our 25th turbine installation is a really proud moment for the project and all the crews involved.” 

“We are working with around 15 Queensland businesses to deliver this project, with about 350-400 workers onsite daily. It’s fantastic to be working with a range of local contractors to deliver this significant project for Queensland’s energy transition.”
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Once complete, the 450MW wind farm, consisting of 100 turbines, will produce enough electricity to power around 330,000 homes and avoid 738,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

The project has created over 350 jobs during construction and is injecting $110 million into the regional economy.

Squadron Energy also invests in its local communities and maintains a Community Consultation Committee as a forum for the free flow of ideas, opportunities, and feedback.

A community fund of $200,000 each year will run for the life of the project, with the aim to provide funds to enhance and enrich community initiatives throughout the local community.

The project team aims to keep an open dialogue with the local residents, stakeholders and the wider community. Students from Clarke Creek Primary School recently enjoyed a site visit to the Clarke Creek Wind Farm project, donning hard hats and hi-vis to inspect the construction progress up close.


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