Renewable energy hub for Geelong
Global energy company Vestas has announced it will establish a Renewable Energy Hub in Geelong, to support and expand the Victorian renewable energy sector.
The project will supply turbines to major wind farm developments at Berrybank, about 80km west of Geelong, and Dundonnell, near Mortlake.
The renewable energy hub will include a support centre and a specialist facility to house the largest turbine spare parts in Geelong, making wind turbine assemblies in partnership with local manufacturers.
The Hub is expected to create 25 new local jobs in Geelong and inject up to $3.5 million into the local economy.
Vestas is partnering with Carbon Nexus through the Wind Carbon Research Partnership to research the next generation of carbon fibre specifically for use in wind turbine blades.
Vestas has also signed an agreement with GeelongPort to use its shipping facilities and 40,000m2 of laydown area located at Corio Quay South.