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Leighton-GE consortium gets $130M Australian wind farm contract

A Leighton-GE consortium has been awarded a $130 million engineering, procurement and constructioncontract to build the Mumbida wind farm south-east of Geraldton.

Subsidiary Leighton Contractors and global conglomerate GE expect the project, which they said will generate enough power for about 35,000 homes, to be completed by November 2012.

The 55MW plant will supply renewable electricity to the South West Interconnected System, which is sufficient to power about 35,000 homes.

The contract includes installation of wind turbine generators on 85m towers, electrical and civil balance of plant and a 22kV / 132kV substation.

GE will also provide maintenance services after the completion of the plant under a ten-year agreement.

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