Project Development, Wind Power

New Wind Farm Should Power 200 Jobs in New Zealand

New Zealand [Manawatu Standard] The $250-million wind farm planned for Scotts Road, near Linton, is expected to bring $100 million into the region and provide more than 200 jobs. Energreen Wind (NZ) Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Energreen Wind, expects to lodge the resource consent application for the 129-turbine wind farm by the end of the month, technical director Bernhard Voll said. “We will invest $250 million in Manawatu — we are not taking money to Australia only.” He said about $100 million will be spent in the region during construction. If the wind farm is approved, construction could start early next year.