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    Murra Warra Windfarm north of Horsham.

Ongoing jobs at Murra Warra Wind Farm

Ten full-time equivalent jobs will maintain and manage the Murra Warra Wind Farm, north of Horsham. 

Construction of the 99-turbine, 440MW wind farm was deemed complete last month.  

It was constructed in two stages, beginning in 2018 and 2020 respectively, with renewable energy company RES the project manager. 

The wind farm’s communications and stakeholder engagement manager Susan Findlay-Tickner said ongoing jobs included asset management and maintenance and repairs of turbines, machinery and other infrastructure.

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She said more than 2000 people were inducted onto the wind farm sites during the life of the project, for varying durations of contracts and employment. About 180 people were working on-site, every day, at the peak of the build. 

The wind farm has ‘power purchase agreements’ with organisations such as ANZ Bank, Telstra, Coca-Cola Amatil, Monash University, Melbourne University and Snowy Hydro. 

RES head of construction management Anthony Berzi said economic modelling projected a benefit of more than $100-million to the Wimmera throughout the project. This included jobs and spending. 

He said projects of the scale of Murra Warra Wind Farm impacted positively on Australia’s clean energy target of renewables, supplying 69 percent by 2030.

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