Image courtesy AGL Energy/Meridian Energy Located 230 kilometers west of Melbourne, the farm will be powered by 140 3-MW turbines. Located 230-km west of Melbourne, the farm will be powered by 140 turbines Due for completion in 2013, the $1-billion wind farm will produce enough energy to power more than 220,000 homes, according to the developer. Developers of Australia’s Macarthur Wind Farm recently completed financing for the 420-MW project, which it says will be the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest wind farm. Construction already has started at the site in Southwest Victoria. Houston-based KBR Inc. is acting as the owner’s project manager.Due
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.