Wind power delivers boost to Whyalla manufacturing
The Government announced this week that Siemens Ltd is working with E&A Contractors to have a new wind tower manufacturer based in Whyalla supply the towers for the Snowtown II wind farm project.
The announcement is another example of how the Renewable Energy Target and the carbon price are stimulating investment in renewable energy.
In making the announcement, the Government congratulated both companies on their cooperative approach and on their commitment to Australian wind tower manufacturing.
More than 80 per cent of wind turbine towers used in Australia to date have come from Australian suppliers, supporting home grown investment and jobs.
Through projects like this, regional centres like Whyalla can look forward to a prosperous clean energy future through the creation of thriving industries employment opportunities.