Wind turbines support manufacturers

Wind power is creating new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components set to be assembled at the former Ford Motor manufacturing site.

International company Vestas has partnered with local Victorian contractor Marand to build wind turbines for the Berrybank and Dundonnell wind farms.

The facility forms part of the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) and will be responsible for the assembly of 100 turbine hubs and 50 drive trains for the 180-megawatt (MW) Berrybank Wind Farm and the 336MW Dundonnell Wind Farm.

Full production of these wind turbine parts is expected to start in August 2019.