Who We Are
Early development of a wind farm project in the Walcha area began in 2004. A project company, WinterbourneWind Pty Ltd, was established to develop the wind farm project. In June 2019, Wind Power Invest (WPI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danish wind energy company Vestas, acquired a majority stake in WWPL. In December 2021, Copenhagen Infrastructure IV, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, entered into an agreement with Vestas to acquire Vestas’ shareholding in the Project. Vestas and CIP are progressing the development of the project with the aim of commencing construction late 2024.
Vestas is a global leader in sustainable energy solutions. Vestas designs, manufactures, installs and services wind turbines around the world. Vestas has delivered more than 166,000 MW or about 86,000 wind turbines in 88 countries, which accounts for almost 20% of the total worldwide installed capacity. Vestas has been active in Australia since 2001 and employs around 800 staff in Australia and New Zealand involved in the sales, construction and maintenance of wind farms.
Vestas is funding the development and design of this wind farm project, and is committed to supplying the wind turbines, managing project construction and providing long-term operation and maintenance services for the plant.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is a fund management company specialized in offering tailor-made investments in energy infrastructure assets globally – in particular within the renewables and the greenfield segment. CIP has interests in onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission, and energy storage. CIP was awarded the Infrastructure Investor’s Renewable Investor of the Year for 2019 and has built the world’s biggest renewable energy fund.