AN Australian company that supplies power to every light tower at the MCG will provide transformers to the White Rock Wind farm project near Glen Innes.
The White Rock Wind Farm is currently under construction, and when completed will be the largest wind farm in New South Wales.
The wind farm is being built by Goldwind Australia. At the completion of the $400-million-dollar development, the wind farm is expected to power 75,000 homes annually.
The Wilson Transformer Company has secured the major contract to partner with Goldwind Australia on the renewable energy project.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall congratulated Wilson Transformer Company for being chosen as a crucial partner with Goldwind Australia.
"The NSW Government acknowledges that Wilson Transformer Company is an Australian family-owned company that supports more than 100 jobs in regional NSW,” he said.
“Today's announcement proves that Australian manufacturing can compete against global suppliers by offering quality innovative products and a commitment to customer service.
“With a total installed capacity of 340 MW, the White Rock Wind Farm will be the largest in NSW, representing around $400 Million of capital investment and up to 200 jobs."
The first stage of the wind farm (175 MW) is currently under construction and expected to be operational by the end of 2017.
Goldwind Australia Senior Manager, John Gardner said Goldwind has a strategy to maximise local content in their projects.
“As a result of this strategy we were very pleased to award the contract to Wilson Transformer Company (WTC),” he said.
“This is the third major contract with WTC and it demonstrates that when Australian manufacturers innovate, they can be very competitive.”
Wilson Transformer Company Managing Director Ed Wilson said the contract is a resounding endorsement of the quality and capability of the Australian owned company which employs more than 500 people across Australia.
“We are very proud to support the development of renewable energy in Australia and partner with Goldwind Australia as they develop the White Rock Wind Farm,” Mr Wilson said.
“Our transformers provide the critical link between the generators and their customers.
“By manufacturing these products locally, we contribute to the employment of more than two thousand Australians in New South Wales and Victoria.”