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 for completion in 2013, the $1-billion wind farm will produce enough energy to power more than 220,000 homes, according Michael Fraser, chief executive officer and managing director of co-developer AGL Energy Ltd., Sydney. AGL is equal partner in the project with the major New Zealand generator, Meridian Energy Ltd.