New wind tower contract to create 50 new manufacturing jobs

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Keppel Prince Engineering has said that up to 50 new jobs will be created, with the company to provide 28 per cent of the towers at the White Rock wind farm.

“This is a great initiative between the two companies, and it shows that it will create jobs locally when renewable energy groups lead by example and use local content,” the ABC reports federal Wannon MP Dan Tehan as saying at the announcement.

Shanghai Taisheng Wind Power Equipment will provide most of the towers.

Renews reports that the 175 megawatt wind farm, for which construction began in April, will have 80 tower sections provided by the Portland, Victoria-based Keppel. The wind farm on the New England tablelands will be NSW’s largest when complete, with this scheduled for late-next year.