Final Rye Park wind farm components reach Port of Newcastle
The final shipment of wind turbine components for the Rye Park wind farm north of Yass, and east of Boorowa in New South Wales, has reached the Port of Newcastle. The final shipment includes turbine blades that are currently being unloaded at the Port of Newcastle multipurpose terminal.
Port of Newcastle is an important trade gateway when it comes to renewable energy projects in NSW and a port of choice for the import of wind farm components due to its easy access to the state’s major road network.
The wind blades have been delivered onboard the Chinese-flagged multipurpose heavy-lift vessel, Da Ji. Port of Rotterdam noted that Da Ji was also the same vessel to deliver the project’s first shipment of turbines back in September 2022.
Rye Park wind farm
The Rye Park Wind Farm is located to the north of Yass and east of Boorowa, New South Wales, on the edge of the Southern Tablelands and the South-West Slopes near the township of Rye Park. The project area spans the Hilltops, Upper Lachlan and Yass Valley local government areas, located 11 km north-east of Yass on predominately stock farming land.
The installed capacity is 396 MW and once constructed, the facility will have an output of 1,188 GWh from a total of 66 Vestes EnVentus turbines with a blade tip height of 200 metres.
In a monthly update, project developer, Tilt Renewables, said that progress has been made with 16 wind turbines standing and ready for fit out.
“With the foundations now complete, our civil contractor Zenviron has begun demobilising part of their workforce,” the company said in the update.