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Turitea Wind Farm

REMO supported the installation of V112 turbines on a labour supply basis. The scope covered all aspects of installation and commissioning to assist with the acceleration of the project. REMO also assisted in the labour supply of an experienced team to complete this project.

Services: Construction & Installation Services (C&T); Labour Supply.
Client: SmithsCranes (for Vestas).
Schedule: 4 Months.

Turitea Wind Farm

The Turitea Wind Farm is New Zealand’s largest wind farm in the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North. Developed by Mercury Energy, it has an installed capacity of 221 megawatts, which can meet about 2% of the country’s electricity demand, enhancing the annual renewable electricity generation by the same margin. The project consists of 60 Vestas wind turbines, each towering 125 meters from the ground to the blade’s tip, with an estimated annual output of 840 GWh.

The wind farm is connected to the National Grid at Transpower’s Linton substation through a newly constructed 12km long transmission line, operating at 220kV. The construction of the transmission line involved using monopoles to support the conductors over farmland and traditional pylon towers in the Turitea Reserve. The wind farm construction began on October 29, 2019, with the initial phase including laying the foundations for 33 of the 60 wind turbines.

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