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Vestas partners with Marand for wind turbine assembly facility in Victoria

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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Vestas has entered a partnership with Marand Precision Engineering for a new wind turbine manufacturing facility in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. This partnership will enable Vestas to bring its wind turbine assembly and testing capabilities to the Australian state.

Located on Princes Highway in Geelong, the facility is part of the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub, which is multi-disciplinary industry development initiative intended to support the Victorian Renewable Energy Target and Victoria’s New Energy Technologies strategy.

Alongside manufacturing 4MW Drivetrains and Hubs, the facility will also be responsible for component testing for the Dundonnell Wind Farm and Berrybank Wind Farm projects.

Dundonnell Wind Farm is owned by Tilt Renewables, while Global Power Generation, which is the international electricity generation subsidiary of Naturgy Energy Group is the owner/developer of Berrybank Wind Farm project.

These two projects were successful in the first auction under the Victorian Renewable Energy Target.

Vestas Asia-Pacific president Clive Turton said that “Vestas is committed to building new skills in the local workforce in Geelong, and with our wind turbine component assembly and testing capability, we are helping build on Geelong’s background as a heavy manufacturing hub and use that to establish a renewable energy hub. In Marand, we are partnering with an experienced manufacturing service provider with outstanding capabilities and skilled personnel. Their experience in automotive, aerospace, defence and rail industries meets all of our requirements around quality and technical expertise.”

Marand CEO Rohan Stocker said that “We look forward to this strategic partnership with Vestas. Marand has decades of experience across a variety of industries, where our manufacturing expertise and business systems truly set us apart from our competitors. We look forward to adding value to the renewable industry, and this partnership will greatly help us expand our capability in this growing field. We are particularly proud to be able to carry out this work in the former Ford Geelong facility.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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