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- ACCIONA is pleased to announce the appointments of four senior team members on the MacIntyre Wind Farm project
- The newly appointed leadership team will draw upon their extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors to deliver a world-class project, drive local industry participation and keep the community updated regarding project developments.
New Project Director Lars Hansen brings both domestic and international experience across the engineering and construction industries – with a focus on wind energy.
Mr Hansen is an accomplished and driven leader with a track record of building relationships with stakeholders and driving innovation. Mr Hansen shares his extensive knowledge and experience with industry peers at industry events such as the Australian Clean Energy Summit and EU Climate Diplomacy Day.
Peter Gibson, MacIntyre’s newly appointed Project Manager, brings invaluable project experience in regional Australia. He most recently served as Senior Project Manager on the Coopers Gap Wind Farm, which is also located in QLD.
Praveen Viyayakumar will join the team as Senior Project Engineer. Mr Viyayakumar has a background in renewable energy projects and over 13 years’ experience in a variety of technical areas including wind and farm engineering, construction and project management.
ACCIONA’s David Bratby, who has been working on the MacIntyre project for some time now, has been promoted to Deputy Project Director. Mr Bratby brings extensive experience in contracts and commercial management with a range of projects within industrial and power generation companies.
Brett Wickham, Managing Director of ACCIONA’s Australian Energy Division, said it was important to have an experienced team on board as the MacIntyre Wind Farm transitions to the delivery phase of the project.
“Lars, Peter, Praveen and David will form a formidable team, with each of them having impressive track records on similar projects here in Australia and overseas,” he said.
“We are confident they’ll deliver great outcomes for the project and, importantly, provide a regular point of contact for the local community.”
The MacIntyre Wind Farm is expected to generate 400 local jobs and significant economic activity across the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs and Toowoomba Regional Council areas.
A community information centre will be established in Warwick later in the year to provide the opportunity for locals to find out more information about the project.
For more information, contact:
Jamin Smith, 0451 755 355
About the MacIntyre Wind Farm project
Located approximately 50 km South-West of Warwick and approximately 10 kms south of Karara, the proposed MacIntyre Wind Farm is expected to be ACCIONA’s largest wind farm in Australia, with a total capacity of 1,026MW.
MacIntyre's 1,026MW capacity will generate clean electricity to power about 700,000 homes and avoid the emission of nearly three million tons of CO2 per year. By greening Queensland's electricity mix, the MacIntyre wind complex will help the state meet its decarbonisation commitments and climate change mitigation strategies. The scale of the MacIntyre project makes it one of the largest onshore wind farms in the world today. The MacIntyre Wind Farm is currently in the development phase of the project. Construction is anticipated to commence in mid-2021 and take between 18-24 months. CleanCo, the Queensland Government’s newest renewable energy generator, will 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). For more information about this project, click here.