Supporting the Southern Hemisphere's Largest Windfarm

Golden Plains Windfarm - one of the largest windfarms in the southern hemisphere

Golden Plains Windfarm is the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere located 140 km west of Melbourne. Commencing work on this project in 2018, the Cardno team continue to support the establishment of this alternative energy facility and electrical infrastructure on the 16,739-hectare site.

With construction costing $1.7 billion to establish 215 wind turbines, Cardno were engaged by Westwind Energy to provide multi-disciplinary consulting and design services. These include traffic engineering, geotechnical assessments and geospatial services.

Once operational, the wind farm will produce 3500 GWh per annum of electricity, enough to power more than 500,000 homes and prevent more than 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted to the atmosphere each year.

With the future supply of clean energy and reduced carbon emissions, the Golden Plains Windfarm will also benefit the local community with the establishment of a community fund to provide annual financial support of up to $228,000 a year for a range of community-based initiatives.