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Bald Hills Wind Farm: Time-Lapse Video Of Wind Turbine Construction

What does it take to build a 2 MW wind turbine? This time-lapse video of the construction of a wind turbine at the Bald Hills Wind Farm gives a glimpse into the process, and makes it look almost simple (though it’s obviously not, and is no small undertaking).

The 106.6 MW Bald Hills Wind Farm in South Gippsland, Victoria, is the newest wind farm in Australia, consisting of 52 wind turbines of 2.05 MW capacity, which are expected to generate a combined 380,000 MWh of clean electricity annually. This wind farm has been a number of years in the making, including almost 10 years of wind resource monitoring at the site, and this “world class wind resource” is expected to make “a significant contribution” to Australia’s 20% by 2020 Renewable Energy Target.

According to the Bald Hills Wind Farm website, the combined energy output of the wind turbines on the site can produce enough electricity to power more than 62,000 average homes, avoiding up to 335,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The wind farm is owned by Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd., and Repower Systems SE is the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor for the project.

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