Cathedral Rocks is a 66MW onshore wind power project. It is located in South Australia, Australia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in February 2007. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Acciona Energia and HT Wind Operations. The project is co-owned by Acciona Energy Oceania and EnergyAustralia, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The project generates 225,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 35,000 households, offsetting 150,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project has 60m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in February 2007.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to EnergyAustralia under a power purchase agreement from 2007. The contracted capacity is 33MW.

Contractors involved

Cathedral Rocks Construction & Management was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 33 units of V80-2.0 MW turbines, each with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Transfield Worley Services is the O&M contractor for the wind power project, commencing from the year 2007.

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About Acciona Energia

ACCIONA Energia SA (Acciona) develops renewable energy projects. The Company constructs, operates, and maintains wind farm, photovoltaic, hydroelectric power, and biomass plants. Acciona Energia serves customers worldwide. Acciona is headquartered in Moraleja, Spain.

About HT Wind Operations

HT Wind Operations Pty Ltd formerly known as Roaring 40s Renewable Energy Pty Ltd (Roaring 40s) is engaged in the development of wind energy in Australia, China, and India. The company is a joint venture between Hydro Tasmania and the China Light & Power (CLP) Group. It is specialized in the development, financing, investment management, construction, operations, and maintenance of wind development projects. In addition, it is also involved in the generation of electricity through hydro projects. Roaring 40s has built a wide portfolio of wind farms which include four wind projects in the advanced development stage in Australia and further development projects in New Zealand and China. The company strategically partnered with Acciona Energy (Oceania) Pty Ltd, Enercon India Limited, and Guohua Energy Investments, to establish as one of the leading renewable energy developers in Asia, with a generating capacity of 1000 MW by 2010. It has developed an 111 MW Waterloo wind farm project located in Clare Valley, South Australia, and a 168 MW capacity Musellore wind farm in Cape Portland, North East Tasmania. Roaring 40s is headquartered in Tasmania, Australia.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.