Jacobs Engineering Group has secured an owner's engineer contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) for a proposed 200MW wind project in Australia.

Under the deal, Jacobs will provide project management and engineering services for the $356m Silverton wind farm to be developed in Western New South Wales (NSW).

Once operational, the new wind farm will generate around 780,000MWh of renewable energy per annum, which can be supplied to about 137,000 homes in the region.

The wind farm will be installed with 58 turbines and energy generated from it will help to curb CO2 emissions by 655,000 tons annually.

In January this year, AGL announced the development of 200MW Silverton wind farm, which will be located in the Barrier Ranges of NSW.

The turbines will be placed over the Mundi Mundi Range in the southern portion of the site and Mount Robe Range in the northern portion of the site.

PARF is a partnership established by Australian energy firm AGL Energy to develop, own and manage around 1,000MW of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure assets and projects.

Jacobs senior vice president Patrick Hill said: “Jacobs has a proven history in successfully delivering all types of renewable power generation projects.

“In wind, we have completed hundreds of projects globally and we have an extensive history in this market in Australia, especially working with AGL.”

 “This project builds on the support we have provided AGL in the renewables market, delivering two of Australia’s largest solar power plants at Nyngan and Broken Hill.”

Jacobs offers technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations across the globe.

Image: Silverton wind farm will feature 58 turbines. Photo: courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.