Sapphire Wind Farm NSW – Completed

project impact at a glance Approx. figures.
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    Generating Capacity 270 MW
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    Clean Energy Power 115,000 Homes
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    Co2 Reduction 700,000 tonnes/yr
  • Capability Wind farm
  • Type BOP - Civil & Electrical
  • Location Glenn Innes NSW
  • Completion Q4 2018
  • Turbines 75 x V136 – 3.6MW

Located in the New England Tablelands, just 28km west of Inverell, Sapphire Wind Farm  is one of the largest capacity wind farms in New South Wales at 270MW.

100MW of the project’s main output is helping the ACT Government meet its target of 100% renewables by 2020; a huge feat we are extremely proud of. 

Boasting 75 wind turbines, it generates enough energy to power around 115,000 homes and to displace 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. 

Sapphire Wind Farm Construction

Zenviron was contracted to carry out the Design and Construction of the Civil and Electrical Balance of Plant works in a consortium with Vestas Australian Wind Technology who supplied and Installed the wind turbines. 

The scope involved the construction of 48 km of access track, crane hardstands, Operation and Maintenance building and the Wind Turbine Generator foundations which contained over 40,000m3 of structural concrete and more than 5,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel in total. The construction of the Medium Voltage Collector System contained a 33kV Powerline and the installation of 67 km of 33kV underground cabling.