Global breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier AAL has delivered a 305 tone Toshiba transformer to the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria on behalf of Australia-based Cargo Line International.
The operator, Goldwind Australia, installed the first of 149 wind turbines at the site with the remainder due for installation throughout 2019. Once operational in 2020, Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will produce enough energy to power approximately 391,000 homes in Victoria and save two million tones of CO2 annually.
The 600 MVA, 500/132 kV Toshiba ‘mega-transformer’ measuring 14 meters x 5 meters was shipped from Shanghai, China to Geelong, Australia on AAL’s 31,000 dwt heavy lift MPV AAL Dalian.
“Our civil and electrical contractors, logistics contractors, installation contractor and the global Goldwind team have worked together in the detailed planning stages for this milestone for around six months,” explained project director Andrew Monahan. “It’s been a substantial team effort to ensure the first installation was carried out safely and smoothly.”