Australian Foothold for TrustPower
NZ company TrustPower has won a NZ$200 million contract to build a wind farm in Snowtown, South Australia. Construction of the 42-turbine plant begins on the Hummocks and Barunga ranges in April. “Over time, for TrustPower generally, the New Zealand market is going to be limited,” says chief executive Keith Tempest. “The process for us is to gradually, not quickly or aggressively, develop our experience and expertise in the Australian market.” The Snowtown wind farm will provide electricity for around 60,000 South Australian homes.