Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hallett wind farm wins project of the year

Adelaide Advertiser
11 Oct 2011, Page: 11

SOUTH AUSTRALIA's Hallett wind farm is no longer just Australia's biggest, it's also the country's best, according to the Australian Institute of Project Management NSW. Global engineering, construction and services firm KBR won AIPM NSW's Project of the Year award for its management of stage four of the Hallett wind farm development. The project added 63 turbines and 132 MWs to the AGL Energy owned wind farm, equivalent to powering 80,000 homes.

Completed on time and within budget, it increased the wind farm's capacity to 298 MWs. "KBR used its experience on previous wind farms to effectively drive safety and innovation on the Hallett project", AIPM NSW president Paul Campbell said. The Hallett wind farm project also won the category for Construction/Engineering in Excess of $100 million.