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Collgar Wind Farm

Collgar Wind Farm is located approximately 25 kilometres south east of Merredin, Western Australia.

Construction began in June 2010. The wind farm was connected to the grid in April 2011 and the first 50 turbines started operation in May 2011. It is expected to be fully operational by May 2012.

With 111 turbines, the first stage will have a total capacity of 206 MW. When completed it will be the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere.

The project has been developed by international investment bank UBS and the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST). The UBS International Infrastructure Fund will retain a 60 per cent ownership of the project and the remaining 40 per cent will be held by REST.

Full construction commenced in June 2010 and was completed by October 2011.

In June 2019, UBS sold its 60 per cent share to REST, giving REST full ownership.

Company: Retail Employees Superannuation Fund

Capacity (MW): 206

Status: Operating

Start Year: 2011

Technology: Wind turbine

Fuel: Wind

Type of Turbine: 2MW Vestas V90

No. of Turbines: 111

Source of Information: Collgar Wind Farm web site (September 2011)

Location

  • Merredin-Narrembeen Road
    Merredin, Western Australia 6415
    Australia