1200MW wind farm planned for Queensland

One of the southern hemispheres largest onshore wind farms is set to be on government-owned forestry land in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region, between Gympie and Maryborough.

The 1200MW Forest Wind project is a joint venture between global engineering giant Siemens and project Queensland renewables company Clean Sight.

When commissioned, the wind farm will contribute up to one quarter of Queensland’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 50 per cent and offset up to 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.

Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy, a global leading provider of wind power solutions, is managing the construction and operations and is working with ICN Qld to maximise local supplier opportunities.

The wind farm is likely to built in stages, with a number of Expressions of Interest currently open on ICN Gateway.

Siemens Gamesa is committed to engaging traditional owners and local suppliers in the project where feasible.

“Local businesses interested in supplying to the project are encouraged to register an EOI on Gateway,” ICN consultant Jatin Patel said.

“If you register your interest, you will also be invited to project briefings by video conference or face-to-face, once the COVID-19 restrictions lift.

“As the project transitions into construction and operation direct suppliers will be selected and major subcontractors will have access to the parties that have registered their interest in ICN.”

Subject to approval, construction is expected to start in 2021, with the first stage operational by late 2023.

For more information, or to register an expression of interest, go to the Forest Wind Gateway Page.