New Wind Farm To Power 35,000 Homes: Works Awarded To Abigroup

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Media Release

12 February 2010

New Wind Farm to power 35,000 homes: works awarded to


Abigroup has been appointed to deliver the civil balance of plant component including

roadworks and wind turbine foundation structures for the Oaklands Hill Wind Farm near

Glenthompson in Western Victoria.

When completed, the Oaklands Hill Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of 63MW. 

The green energy produced by the wind farm will power the equivalent of

approximately 35,000 average Australian households per year, with emissions savings of

over 185,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per annum.


“This is a great opportunity for us to work with Suzlon in the rapidly developing

renewable energy sector,” said Abigroup’s Managing Director David Jurd. “This latest

project joins our diverse national project stable which includes projects from mining and

telecommunications work to water infrastructure, roads, building and renewable


Client, Suzlon Energy Australia, is a major turnkey provider of grid connected wind farm

infrastructure, operations and maintenance services in Australia.

The Oaklands Hill Wind Farm is an AGL Energy Ltd project.  AGL is the largest private

owner, operator and developer of renewable generation assets in Australia.

Preparatory works on the project have now commenced and, with a significant portion

of the works due to be completed by August 2010, the project team will work to a tight

program in coming months.

Abigroup is a diverse national contractor with expert teams delivering works in

areas including roads, buildings, water, rail, mining services, tunnels, bridges and


Abigroup is a member of the Bilfinger Berger Australia group. For further

information contact: Peter Scott, Media Relations Manager, Abigroup Ltd, Ph: 02

9499 0756, mobile 0404 469 823.

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