Singapore-based power producer Nexif Energy has entered into contracts with Senvion in Germany for the engineering, supply, and construction of two new wind generation projects in Australia.
The 212MW Lincoln Gap Windfarm in South Australia and 90MW Glen Innes Windfarm in NSW are fully permitted.
Nexif Energy's founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) Matthew Bartley said: “We are proud to announce this major milestone for our Australian windfarm projects and we are looking forward to working with Senvion and starting construction in the next few months.”
“Representing an investment of over A$600m ($459m) when constructed, our windfarm projects in Australia form a major part of our growth plans.”
During last month, Nexif Energy began early works at the Glen Innes site and also started offering market-based large-scale generation certificates (LGC) and energy contracts to both counterparties and customers.
Nexif Energy's fellow founder and co-CEO Surender Singh said: “We look forward to building a portfolio of complementary power generation projects in Australia.”
The Lincoln Gap project has received both government and local planning and development approvals. It will involve the construction and operation of up to 59 wind turbines, each with a potential capacity of up to 3.6MW.
The Glen Innes project site is located on the Waterloo Range and will see the construction and operation of up to 25 wind turbines, each with a potential capacity of up to 3.6 MW.
Construction on both projects is set to start this year, with electricity generation expected mid-next year.