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November 29, 2021

Sapphire Wind Farm, Australia

By Carmen

Sapphire Wind Farm is a 270MW onshore wind power project. It is located in New South Wales, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 270 270 Active New South Wales, Australia Grassroots Renewable Energy

Description

The project is developed and owned by Grassroots Renewable Energy.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 115,000 households, offsetting 700,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $437.742m.

The Sapphire Wind Farm (Sapphire Wind Farm I), has 137m high towers.

The Sapphire Wind Farm (Sapphire Wind Farm II), has 137m high towers.

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Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in May 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

ACT Government, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Flow Power are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 75 units of V126-3.45MW turbines, each with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 10 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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