GPG Australia is committed to utilising substantial local content in its wind farms and supporting the development of Australia’s renewable energy industry
Global Power Generation (GPG) Australia today announced that AusNet Services has awarded Victoria-based Wilson Transformer Company a contract to supply transformers for the Ryan Corner Wind Farm. The two 120 MVA (132/33kV) transformers will help transfer the energy generated at the wind farm, owned, and operated by GPG Australia, to the electricity network.
AusNet Services, the owner and operator of the Victorian electricity transmission network, has been engaged by GPG Australia to plan, own, and operate the transmission line for the Ryan Corner Wind Farm.
Established in Victoria in 1933, Wilson Transformer Company is the largest Australian-owned and based manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, operating two manufacturing facilities in Glen Waverley and Wodonga, respectively.
“We are delighted that Wilson Transformer Company will supply these two transformers to the Ryan Corner Wind Farm. The renewable energy transition is well underway and there are significant opportunities for Australian companies to design and manufacture products and services to meet the rapidly growing demand for green energy. We look forward to supporting the development of Australia’s renewable energy industry and collaborating with AusNet Services, Wilson Transformer Company, and other leading Australian technology providers on many more wind farm projects in the future,” said Camino Cabanillas, GPG Project Manager.
The Ryan Corner Wind Farm site is located in south-western Victoria, within the Moyne Shire Local Government Area. Covering an area of approximately 3,600 hectares, the project will be comprised of 52 turbines of 4.2MW each, with a total output of approximately 218MW. It will connect to the grid via a 132kV overhead transmission line to the existing 500kV Tarrone Terminal Station. Work on the Ryan Corner Wind Farm is expected to commence in late 2021.
“Wilson Transformer Company has demonstrated expertise in providing quality transformers,” said Damien Sanford, General Manager Infrastructure at AusNet Services. “We look forward to working with them to deliver this significant project that is helping Victoria transition its electricity supply to cleaner, renewable energy sources.”
Wilson Transformer Company Managing Director Ed Wilson said the contract is an endorsement of the Company’s commitment to supporting local critical energy infrastructure by delivering high-quality and reliable transformer solutions.
“The transformers will be manufactured and tested in our state-of-the-art manufacturing factory in Melbourne before being delivered to site,” said Ed Wilson.
“Building transformers locally proves the strategic manufacturing capability within Australia, contributes to the local employment of around 600 people across our facilities in metropolitan and regional Victoria and enables close collaboration with our customers.”
About GPG and its parent company Naturgy Group
Global Power Generation (GPG) is the international energy generation arm of Spain-based Naturgy Group (Naturgy). GPG has accumulated extensive experience developing over 4GW of power generation projects in 9 countries across the world and currently employs around 520 people worldwide.
Naturgy Group, parent company of GPG, is a pioneering multinational group in gas and electricity integration, operating in more than 20 countries, with 16 million customers, and 9,335 employees, of which more than 50% work outside of Spain. As of 2020, the Group has an installed capacity of 15,333 MW, an EBITDA of 3,714 million euros and the value of its assets amounts to 39,545 million euros.
For further information on GPG Australia and the Ryan Corner Wind Farm, please visit http://globalpower-generation.com.au/
About AusNet Services
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, AusNet’s purpose is to connect communities with energy and accelerate a sustainable future. AusNet is the largest diversified energy network business in Victoria and owns and operates over $11 billion of regulated and contracted assets. It owns and operates three core regulated networks: electricity distribution, gas distribution and the state-wide electricity transmission network, as well as a significant portfolio of contracted energy infrastructure. It also owns and operates energy and technical services businesses (which trade under the name “Mondo”). AusNet engages over 1,500 employees to service over 1.5 million customers across Victoria and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:AST). www.ausnetservices.com.au
About Wilson Transformer Company
Wilson Transformer Company is a leading specialist in the delivery of transformer solutions based in Australia.