Towers on way to Musselroe
The first step toward completion of the Musselroe Wind Farm began this week, with delivery of tower components to the site of the $400 million wind project.
The turbine towers are produced in three parts, with a total of 168 sections requiring transportation to the north east Tasmanian site. Each of the turbine parts measure between 24-29 metres and weigh from 28 to 76 tonnes and will be transported on custom-built trucks.
Once up and running, the Musselroe wind farm will have a total of 56 wind turbines and generate up to 168 megawatts of power, enough to power the equivalent of 50,000 homes.
Danish company Vestas recently received criticism from Unions Tasmania when it announced the company plans to “fly in, fly out” foreign workers to help build the massive development.
Completion of the Musselroe Wind Farm is expected by July 2013.
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