Cherry Tree

Cherry Tree wind farm development project is located near Seymour, Victoria in the area originally inhabited by the Taungurung people. John Laing Group (John Laing) own the project. Infigen will manage the construction for John Laing, and once the wind farm is complete Infigen will purchase 100% of the electricity generated from the wind farm.

Project updates

The contractor has mobilised to site and first stage road works commenced including tree trimming along Homewood Road.

Key statistics

Capacity 57.6 MW
Wind turbines 16
Equivalent NSW homes powered
37,000
Grid connection voltage 66 kV
Power purchase agreement (electricity & LGCs) 100% sold to Infigen Energy
Tower height (hub height) 91 metres
Tower material Steel
Rotor diameter 136 metres
Employment during construction 80 jobs
Employment during operation 5 jobs

Development

The Cherry Tree wind farm project will comprise 16 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables on the land of four host landowners. The wind farm will have an installed capacity of  57.6 MW, which can generate enough electricity to supply ~37,000 Victorian homes a year.

The Planning Permit for the Cherry Tree wind farm was received from the Mitchel Shire Council in November August 2013, with a modification approved in November 2018.

Construction

Cherry Tree wind farm will be built under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by international wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.

The project construction time is approximately 17 months and full commercial operation is targeted to be in the first half of 2020.

Contact

Please direct any inquiries to the Project Team:
24/7 telephone line: 1800 917 372, or by email at cherrytree@infigenenergy.com.au

Potential suppliers to the Cherry Tree wind farm should contact Vestas at: https://www.vestas.com/en/about/vendor_information#!