Dundonnell Wind Farm Victoria – Completed

project impact at a glance Approx. figures.
  • assets images icon-bulp
    Generating Capacity 336 MW
  • assets images icon-plant-power
    Clean Energy Power 245,000 homes
  • assets images icon-exhaust
    Co2 Reduction 1.3m tonnes/yr
  • Capability Wind farm
  • Type BOP – Civil & Electrical
  • Location Mortlake, VIC
  • Completion Q3 2020
  • Turbines 80 x V150 – 4.2MW

Dundonnell Wind Farm is located 23 kilometres north-east of Mortlake in Victoria and includes 80 wind turbines stretched across 4,500 hectares with a total generating capacity of 336MW a year.

With all 80 turbines erected, Balance of Plant (BOP) onsite construction activities were completed in August 2020 and is connected to the National Electricity Market (NEM) via a 38km 220kV transmission line to the Mortlake Gas Fired Power Station (MOPS).

Dundonnell Wind Farm Construction

The site was constructed in volcanic lava flows common to that area of western Victoria, which put a huge challenge in front of the team in excavating for the wind turbine foundations, access track construction and underground cable installation. A vast amount of rock breaking and blasting was required. 

Tilt Renewables leased and permitted an on-site quarry operated by Zenviron producing over 300,000 tonnes of material for the access track and hardstand construction.

The Civil construction scope entailed over 45,000m3 of structural concrete poured and 5,500 tonnes of reinforcing bar installed for the wind turbine foundations, with 53km of access track, crane hardstands and 8.5km of public road upgrades. 

The project contained an underground collector system with 100km of trenching in predominantly rock.