AGL Energy is reissuing the construction tender for its Silverton Wind Farm project (NSW) in order to move the project forward.

AGL said it remains committed to the project and Silverton Wind Farm project manager, Adam Mackett, said the reissuing of the tender is another step forward for the project.

“We have released tender documents to a shortlist of tenderers and are also currently conducting tenderer site inspections,” Mr Mackett said.

“Tender submissions are due by 6 June 2016 and those interested have been asked to tender on a wind farm initially proposed to have a capacity of up to 200MW.”

AGL has also submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment the final submissions report for a five-year extension of the project approval.

“There is still a long way to go and consulting with the community throughout the process is a vital ingredient. A final decision on whether the project proceeds to construction will depend on several factors including the results of the tender, the final scope of the project, further development activities, and financing arrangements,” Mr Mackett said.

The Silverton Wind Farm is initially proposed to have a capacity of up to 200MW and will produce approximately 700,000MWh of renewable energy annually, which can power more than 120,000 average Australian homes.

It is expected the renewable energy produced will reduce CO2 emissions by 580,000 tonnes annually, which is the equivalent of taking 170,000 cars off the road each year.

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