Wind farm transports delayed by weather

Road delivery of the first wind turbine components for the Boco Rock Wind Farm from the Port of Eden to Nimmitabel were delayed this week due to the weather.

Siobhan Isherwood from CWP Renewables said the delays were simply precautionary.

“There has been a lot of rain over the last week, and the delay is simply a precautionary response to that,” Ms Isherwood said. 

“We look forward to commencement next Monday (April 14).”

The first load of wind turbine components were imported to Eden from China on the AAL Gladstone on March 29.

The Gladstone’s deck and sub-decks were laden with tower sections, hubs and nacelles, with the arrival of the turbine blades expected by the end of the month.

The tower sections range in length from 22 to 29 metres and in weight between 34 and 52 tonnes, depending on the section.

Each nacelle, the heaviest of the components which house the turbine-generator, weighs in the order of 67 tonnes.

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