21 June 2011 – Western Australia’s Mumbida Wind Farm project which is expected to  offset some 165,00 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year will be developed by Leighton Contractors in consortium with General Electric.

The development, to be completed by November, 2012, will generate 55 megawatts of renewable electricity into the South West Interconnected System  – enough energy to power around 35,000 homes.

Mark Chilcote, general manager of Leighton Contractors’ industrial and  energy division, said:

“Wind power in Australia is a proven and mature technology that can be readily deployed.  This project will assist WA to further utilise this resource to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable future,” he said.