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MacIntyre Wind Farm

Located approximately 50 km South-West of Warwick and approximately 10 kms south of Karara, the proposed MacIntyre Wind Farm is expected to have an export capacity of approximately 1,026 MW and up to 180 turbines.

The MacIntyre Wind Farm will be located within 36,000 hectares of leased land approximately 200 kms south-west of Brisbane and approximately 50 kms south-west of Warwick in Queensland.

The MacIntyre Wind Farm will be constructed on land predominately used for sheep farming.  Current farming practices will continue during the construction and operations phases of the wind farm.

The site has been selected due to its exposure to consistent winds across this part of the country and provides a suitable resource for the development of a wind farm.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Project Configuration: 180 x 5.7 MW turbines

Capacity: 1,026 MW

Number of turbines: up to 180

Anticipated construction commencement: Mid 2021

Anticipated construction duration: 18 – 24 months

Energy production: equivalent up to 700,000 homes annually

Grid connection: A new 64 km high voltage overhead transmission line will be built to connect to the Powerlink network at Tummaville.

Tip Height: up to 285 metres

Project Value: $1.96 billion AUD

Project Location: Approximately 50 km South-West of Warwick and approximately 10 kms south of Karara

ACCIONA has reached an agreement with CleanCo, the Queensland Government’s newest renewable energy generator, for it to become the independent owner and operator of a 100MW wind farm within the MacIntyre complex. In addition, CleanCo will acquire the annual production of 400MW from ACCIONA's facilities for ten years through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

 

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Proposed MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct:             

The proposed MacIntyre Wind Precinct map can be viewed on the icon here   
To view the latest MacIntyre Newsletter, click here.

 

Benefits:

  • Provide significant economic activity across the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs and Toowoomba Regional Council areas
  • Generate a workforce of approximately 400 over the life of the project
  • Result in the establishment of a Community Enhancement Program to strategically deliver added value to the local regional over the life cycle of the project
  • Provide a sustainable and renewable source of energy for the region, with clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 700,000 homes
  • To find out more about the MacIntyre Wind Farm check out the Fact Sheet.

Employment Opportunities:

There are many roles that will be available through all stages of the project – from the planning, through to construction and operations phases.

Our Employment Channel is the best place to look for specific vacancies as they become available. If you don’t see a suitable vacancy to apply at this time, we welcome your application through the ‘Expressions of Interest’ section.  Please access by clicking on the link - Current Jobs and Expressions of Interest 

 

Supplier and Contracting Opportunities:

  • If you are interested in acquiring energy from the MacIntyre Wind Farm, please find more information on Corporate Power Purchasing Agreements (PPA’s) here. 
  • ACCIONA is committed to supporting local industry participation and is encouraging local suppliers and contractors that are interested in conducting business for the project to register through the ICN Gateway – MacIntyre Wind Farm Project page - via this link.
  • If you would like to register your interest directly with ACCIONA's Procurement Team, please send your details and qualification information to procurement.aeag@acciona.com. Please include MacIntyre Wind Farm in the email title.

 

Community Engagement Committee (CEC) 

ACCIONA develops a sustainable business model based on generating shared value and trust with a long-term commitment to its stakeholders.

Continuous communication and dialogue serve as the foundation for ACCIONA’s relationship with our stakeholders, and one such way we look to promote ongoing communication is through the establishment of project Community Engagement Committees.

The MacIntyre CEC will provide a forum for open dialogue between the company and representatives of the local community; and stakeholder groups on issues and opportunities directly relating to the wind farm project.

Applications have now closed. Further information on the newly appointed committee members will be made available shortly.

For further information, contact – Michelle Holmes, Community Relations Coordinator –macintyre@acciona.com

 

Enquiries and Feedback:

For further information about the project, or to provide feedback:
Phone: 1800 283 550
Email: macintyre@acciona.com

 

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