Friday, October 21, 2005

Wind farm given environmental green light

A $230 million dollar wind farm project proposed for Tasmania's north-east has received environmental approval from the Federal Government.
The Musselroe wind farm will supply enough power for 50,000 homes and is a joint venture project between Hydro Tasmania and a Chinese company, CLP Power Asia.
Commercial agreements are now being completed for the purchase of wind turbines and other equipment.
The wind farm is expected to create 100 jobs during the three-year construction period.
The manager of Tasmanian Wind Development, Gustavo Bodini, says it will have about 40 wind turbines.
"Musselroe will be the largest single wind farm in Tasmania," he said.
"As you know we're developing Studland Bay wind farm which is adjacent to the Woolnorth wind farm.
"Although the combined output from those two wind farms will be slightly higher than Musselroe as a single entity, Musselroe is the largest."


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