Suzlon is planning to develop one of the world’s biggest wind energy plants in Australia

Suzlon is planning to develop one of the world’s biggest wind farm on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Suzlon Energy Australia says the $1.3 billion wind farm is to be built 20 kilometres south-west of Ardrossan.

It says up to 180 wind turbines will generate 600 megawatts of wind power daily and deliver power to 225,000 homes. The wind energy project is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 50 ongoing jobs and be completed by the end of 2015.

Suzlon Energy Australia commercial director Chris Judd said the company was approached by local land owners last year. Community consultation is planned during development of pre-feasibility studies on the wind farm.

Suzlon also has involvement with wind farm projects at Hallett, north of Adelaide. Premier Mike Rann says the Yorke Peninsula proposal will add to South Australia’s green credentials.

"We’ve got 54 per cent of Australia’s wind power and that’s per capita five times more than Victoria, 10 times more than New South Wales," he said.