Project Update – December 2021

It has been an incredibly busy year for the project team. Following the decision to transition the project from a single turnkey Engineer, Procure and Construct contract to a multi-contract delivery model

Mt Cass Wind Farm transitions to new delivery model

MainPower New Zealand Ltd’s Mt Cass Wind Farm Project is transitioning to an alternative delivery model for the construction of Mt Cass Wind Farm near Waipara in North Canterbury. Construction was expected to be completed under a single turnkey Engineer, Procure & Construct (EPC) contract with General Electric, however this model is proving uneconomic in […]

Project Update – April 2021

Design, procurement and financing activities continue on the Mt Cass Wind Farm project. The project team are working hard to get the project to financial close in the middle of this year, with construction planned to get underway towards the end of 2021. In addition to the above workstreams, the team have been working on […]

Mt Cass lizard relocation project is a success

As part of the Mt Cass Wind Farm’s ecological commitments, we are protecting two species of lizard that live within the construction footprint of the wind farm’s turbine and roading areas. We have been working on a project with DoC, landowners and lizard experts to capture Waitaha geckos and Southern Grass Skinks from the construction […]

Project Update – March 2021

With 2021 well underway, the Mt Cass Wind Farm project team are working hard to get the project ready for financial close in the middle of this year, with construction planned to get underway towards the end of the year. Financial close is when the final green light is given for the team to proceed […]

Project Update – December 2020

Despite a challenging year, the Mt Cass Wind Farm team have achieved some significant milestones in 2020, specifically with our ecological monitoring and research at Mt Cass.  Here is a summary of the key work that has been undertaken so far, and the next steps.  Long-tailed bat discovery at Mt Cass An acoustic survey for […]

Project Update – October 2020

It has been a busy few months for the Mt Cass Wind Farm project. The team continues to push the project forward, with several exciting developments underway and key milestones under their belt. Design development is underwayAt the beginning of September, AECOM NZ Ltd was appointed to develop the design for the wind farm. Their […]

Mt Cass Wind Farm Community Liaison Group Members

Meet the Mt Cass Wind Farm Community Liaison Group members.  Scott BennettProject Director, Mt Cass Wind Farm Scott is a professional project manager passionate about infrastructure projects that make a difference to society. With over 26 years international experience in the power industry and seven years in local government delivering demanding time critical construction and […]