Port Kembla in Australia has received the first shipment of wind turbine components destined for the Bango wind farm – 30 km north of Yass in New South Wales (NSW).

A total of 46 General Electric (GE) Cypress 5.3 MW turbines are due to move through the port over the next six months. The parts will be stored at the Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) facility before being transported to the project site by heavy haulage operator Rex J Andrews.

“Port Kembla’s AAT facility is equipped with hardstand and specialised equipment, machinery, cargo handling expertise and has ample on-dock storage capability,” said Marika Calfas, ceo of NSW Ports.

“With the addition of the Bango wind turbines, Port Kembla will have helped facilitate the import of 274 wind turbines for nine wind farms in NSW.”

At the construction site, the turbines will be assembled and will have a hub height of 125 m.