HSF powers next phase of WA’s biggest wind farm

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has helped Alinta Energy move Western Australia’s biggest wind farm to its next phase.

The global firm advised the energy generator and retailer on awarding the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (OM) agreements for its Yandin Wind Farm.

Located near Dandaragan, about 175km north of Perth, the $400m 214MW project will produce enough electricity to power about 200,000 homes when it comes online by mid-2020. Danish wind-power company Vestas has been engaged as EPC and OM contractor and is expected to begin building the wind farm in mid-2019.

HSF partner Kristen Percy, senior associates Laurelle Ko and Sam Cooper, and solicitors Josh Singer and Clare Brennan advised on the latest phase of the wind farm.

Percy said that HSF is excited to see Yandin Wind Farm, Alinta’s first renewables development, move into its construction phase.

“The project has a strong wind resource and shows the continuing strength of the Australian renewables market,” she said.

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