The Yandin Wind Farm is located approximately 175km north of Perth. Compromising 51 4.2MW Turbines,the Wind Farm connects to Western Power’s 330kV Electricity Network via a new 10km Transmission Line and Terminal Switchyard which Genus was tasked to design and construct.
The area lays claim to some of the strongest and most consistent winds in the country. With a capacity factor of around 50 per cent, Yandin will power the equivalent of approximately 200,000 households across Western Australia each year.
The Terminal consists of over 150,000 tonnes of sand fill and 1,200 cubic metres of concrete. Tying into the existing 330kV Mid-West Transmission Line, the location of the Terminal has been carefully thought out to ensure minimal impact on the environment, utilising existing cleared areas. Genus was able to work with Western Power to create a very expedited schedule to ensure we met the tight deadlines.
This project demonstrates how Genus are integrating some of Western Australia’s most significant Wind Farm Infrastructure.